Immigration laws exist to protect America from being invaded by hordes of foreign illegal immigrants, who want to avail themselves to full access to programs and care that their countries do not have. However, the things these illegals want are paid for by legal citizens, American taxpayers.
The number of illegal aliens crossing the southern border into America is growing exponentially every year, and Americans are struggling to pay the bills for all of them. There may come a time when there are so many people on our welfare rolls, our economy could collapse under the weight of the huge financial burden.
This week, President Trump signed an order to slow down the cost of illegal immigration, by refusing to provide any federal money to those American cities, also known as sanctuary cities, that do not work with authorities to remove and deport those who came into our country illegally and possibley broke our country’s other laws. But you will not believe the pushback!
In defiance of President Trump’s promise to get control of our borders, the mayors of sanctuary cities that popped up during Obama’s administration have promised to continue providing public assistance to the illegal immigrants and disregarding federal immigration laws.
California’s “sanctuary city” mayors are vowing to resist President Donald Trump’s effort to make them obey immigration laws, after he signed an executive order Wednesday cutting off federal funds to “jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply.”
Sanctuary cities and states are those that have offered shelter to illegal aliens by refusing to cooperate with federal officials in enforcing of federal immigration laws — in some cases, even refusing to turn over criminals for deportation proceedings.
President Trump promised on the campaign trail to end sanctuary cities, and Wednesday’s executive order is the first step in carrying out that pledge. It declares: “Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States.
These jurisdictions have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our Republic.” The order stipulates that such jurisdictions “… are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary [of Homeland Security].”
That has California’s sanctuary city mayors in a state of panic — and open rebellion against the new Trump administration.
Mayors vowing to defy Trump on immigration include:
San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee who stated “I am here today to say we are still a sanctuary city.” “We stand by our sanctuary city because we want everybody to feel safe and utilize the services they deserve, including education and health care… It is my obligation to keep our city united, keep it strong…crime doesn’t know documentation. Disease doesn’t know documentation.”
San Jose Mayor, Sam Riccardo stated “We are not going to engage in immigration enforcement, and we are also not going to engage in conspiracies with immigration officers that are going to undermine our ability to maintain the trust and relationship that we currently enjoy with our entire community,”
Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti stated “It would be folly for any administration to take away funds to protect America’s port…Or take away vouchers that help get veterans who have fought for our country off the street,”
Apparently these mayors haven’t heard of a little thing called the US Constitution and the rule of law that requires the federal government to secure the borders from invasion by the very people we have crossing it every single day.
By defying the law and Trump, these mayors have made themselves renegades and outlaws by violating the oath of office they took when they became mayor! Why in the world do they think that breaking a law is a good thing – how crazy is that?
But, it seems, actually obeying laws that they are sworn to obey doesn’t carry much weight any more!
As the Bible says “they have become a law unto themselves.”