7 Dangerous Myths Politicians and the Media Are Spreading About Sanctuary States and Cities [Videos]

Craig Huey California 2 Comments

You are not being told the truth…

Pro-sanctuary state/city politicians and the biased media are spreading dangerous lies … which are producing unnecessary fear in Hispanic and other immigrant communities…

And the lies are polarizing Americans…

Many cities and counties in sanctuary states are “opting out” of the state’s sanctuary laws … for example, in California.

Eight state legislatures are fighting hard to resist federal immigration law … and prevent President Trump from fulfilling his campaign promise to stop criminal aliens. They are:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

These cities, counties and states – along with the progressively-biased media and judicial activists – are protecting criminals while lying to the American people about what they’re doing. Here are the lies … and the facts:

  1. Sanctuary cities and states are protecting immigrant minorities.

FACT: The are actually endangering immigrant minorities – by protecting criminal aliens…

Sanctuary city and state governments hate President Trump and his agenda so much that they are willing to jeopardize the safety of their citizens.

How?

By refusing to turn over criminal illegal aliens to immigration authorities for deportation.

Convicted thieves … shooters … child molesters … drug dealers … and more … are being released back into the local community after serving their sentences – or in many cases – due to prison overcrowding – only a fraction of their sentences…

Instead of being expelled through deportation, these illegal immigrant criminals are being given the opportunity to commit more crimes … and do more harm.

  1. The majority of Americans support sanctuary city laws and policies.

FACT: A Harvard/Harris poll shows that approximately 80% of Americans – Republicans … some Democrats … and Independents – oppose sanctuary cities.

  1. Sanctuary state laws take precedence over federal immigration law.

FACT: Article VI, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution – called the Supremacy Clause – clearly says that federal law takes precedence over state law whenever there is conflict between them.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

State law can be more restrictive than federal law … but not less restrictive.

  1. The Trump administration wants local police to act as INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) officers.

FACT: All the Trump administration is asking for is that local law enforcement honor detainer requests by the INS for illegal immigrants that are scheduled for release– which simply means notifying the INS 48 hours prior to releasing them from prison.

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was suing California over 3 state laws prohibiting cooperation with INS agents, he said:

“We are not asking California, Oakland, or anyone else to enforce immigration laws…We are simply asking California and other sanctuary jurisdictions to stop actively obstructing federal law enforcement.”

  1. Studies show that sanctuary cities are safer because crime rates are lower.

FACT: Any so-called “study” that makes this claim is committing a logical fallacy…

Why?

Because illegal immigrants who are convicted of committing crimes … and then are released back into the community after serving prison time … are much more likely to commit further crimes than those who are turned over to the INS and are deported.

  1. Without the protection offered by sanctuary city laws, illegal immigrants won’t report crime … or assist local police by providing witness statements.

FACT: There has been no research done that has corroborated this assumption … it’s only a “fear” expressed by certain local police chiefs – the big-city police chiefs who are appointed by progressive big-city mayors.

The progressive media wants us to believe that these police chiefs represent the consensus among law enforcement officers nationwide.

While it may be true that some illegal immigrants might fear being deported if they report crime or assist local police in apprehending criminals … local law enforcement could easily remove those fears by communicating the following policies to the undocumented community:

  • Police officers won’t question witnesses to crime as to their immigration status.
  • Instead, they will follow a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding anyone who reports a crime or gives a witness statement regarding a crime.
  • Only if one is arrested for suspicion of committing a crime will immigration status be investigated.
  • Immigration status won’t be reported to INS unless the suspect is convicted of a crime in court.
  • While in custody, undocumented immigrants will receive counseling regarding 4 possible paths to legal status … these won’t apply to most illegal immigrants … but one of them might apply to some.
  1. Allowing more illegal immigrants into the U.S. makes everyone more prosperous.

FACT: This is demonstrably untrue if you happen to be an out-of-state college student attending the University of California…

Illegal aliens have been given a reprieve this year from a $1000 increase in tuition … everyone else has to pay an extra $1000 this year – illegal aliens don’t.

Also, California – the state with the most illegal immigrants – has the most poverty of all 50 states…

This seems to contradict the premise that more illegal immigration leads to more prosperity.

Watch this 14-minute video of Tucker Carlson talking with 3 different guests about immigration issues (14 minutes):

Watch this 3 ½ minute Fox News interview with an Orange County, California Supervisor who voted to opt out of California’s sanctuary state law by clicking here.

 

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Comments 2

  1. The sanctuary cities of the Bible were not created to shelter criminals. Surprising the former seminary student who signed the California law doesn’t know that!

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