What would be your reaction if you were notified that an area of your neighborhood has been set aside as a place where those who are fleeing from the law can be housed and sheltered from arrest and prosecution?
Keep in mind that these people have kids who will ride the bus and attend school with your own children. Also realize that your tax dollars are going to provide funding for this. It is likely that many of them will not speak your language, and most want nothing to do with your culture.
Welcome to a “sanctuary city” in the United States. As crazy as such a scenario as was just described is, mayors and even local law enforcement authorities are creating just such places in American cities. But Americans are fighting back!
It turns out that Americans are not as stupid as liberals seem to think. Note that, “[a] survey from Harvard–Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with…”
That should be obvious. And it is to everyone except the left who never seem to object to policies that are detrimental to our nation and its people. The survey further finds that, “[a] majority — 52 percent — say they support Trump’s two executive orders allowing for the construction of a southern border wall, increasing the number of immigration officers by 10,000 and finding a way to revoke federal funds for sanctuary cities.”
One expression that can be used in a wide variety situations goes something like this, “You can do that, just not in my backyard.” It applies to everything from hazardous and radioactive waste dumps, to junkyards and penal facilities. It’s a recognition that these things are necessary, but that no one wants to live around them. With sanctuary cities, the “not in my backyard” theme is even stronger, if for no other reason that, unlike the things just mentioned, sanctuary cities are not even necessary.
Admittedly, comparing sanctuary cities to hazardous waste sites is not the nicest thing to do, but neither is the harboring of criminals in someone’s backyard. There is a danger created by both, and people quite correctly would prefer such hazards be somewhere else. With the case of the sanctuary cities, the overwhelming majority of Americans would prefer they not even exist.
It would be interesting to learn a bit more about those who claim to be supportive of sanctuary cities. Do they live in the same neighborhoods where sanctuaries are established? Do their children go to the same schools?
Or is this another example of liberals supporting a policy as long as it’s, “not in my backyard?”
Source: Hot Air