Now’s the time for Republicans to schedule votes. Even though Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not have 60 Senate candidates the Republicans can use Democrat “no” positions to huge effect in their races.
Now — two months from mid-term elections — is the time for you to speak out in support of I.C.E. and to de-fund “sanctuary cities”.
I.C.E. is nice? Sanctuary Cities include Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA say ‘No” ….
In an March 15, 2017 article written by Joseph Geha for the East Bay Times, the chairman of the City of Fremont California’s Human Relations Commission, is quoted as saying: “There are strength in numbers. The more communities, the more cities that sign on to sanctuary city status, the more difficult it will be for the federal government government to do anything about it.” [The Fremont city council passed its sanctuary resolution that day.]
A ‘sanctuary flash mob’ strategy does appear to be the progressive Democrats’ plan to overwhelm President Trump’s efforts to rein in sanctuary jurisdictions by threatening cuts in federal funding.
Since President Trump released his Executive Order, the trend has been a sharp increase in the number of sanctuary resolutions being passed across the country. That trend slowed after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions began to also publicly warn that sanctuary jurisdictions’ might lose federal funds.
Some sanctuary cities then began to double down on their policies and file lawsuits claiming that the federal government can’t cut some or all the threatened funding.
Ultimately, the sanctuary battle will continue in the federal court system and likely be decided by one or more separate U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Does your town, city, county, or state have a written or unwritten sanctuary policy? First, read the disclaimer and then view The Original List of Sanctuary Cities, USA, below.
Note: This article was first written in 2006 by Steve Salvi, Founder, Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC. It was last revised: July 29, 2017.