Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary Unheard of Until 1960's. By James Walsh
Excerpt: The United States is a federal Republic, with a Constitution containing Article VI, Clause 2 that grants federal laws supremacy over state and municipal laws. Democrat politicians in states and cities stating their jurisdictions are sanctuaries for foreign nationals who are in the country illegally, are, themselves violating the law of the United States of America. Sanctuary is a myth that Democrats, immigrant advocates, coastal elitists, and the newsmedia created. Sanctuary cities and states have no Constitutional nor legal basis. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the convictions of sanctuary workers for violating the immigration laws involving the smuggling of non-citizens into the United States while saying the aliens were refugees—transporting, concealing, harboring, and shielding undocumented aliens. Sanctuary was no defense. (U.S. v. Aquilar, 1989) In 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied sanctuary as a defense for a person charged with bringing a non-citizen into the United States without inspection—illegally. (U.S. v. Francine La May) (Here is a detailed history of the concept and practice. The most basic meaning of it was a place you could go to avoid arbitrary unjust punishment, e.g. the police come and start beating you, and stay there until your right to a fair hearing would be observed. Arresting those who have broken the law is the normal and proper thing in a society of laws, and that is who we are supposed to be. Someone who has deliberately entered our territory illegally, whatever the motivation, has broken the law. If they are a genuine refugee from persecution they get a hearing and may be then admitted legally. If they just want to be here because they don't like it where they were born, then they need to apply for entry legally and until they do that they have no intrinsic right to be here and we have every right to send them back home. Being poor is not enough justification to come here, by that metric several billion people could crowd in and that would be the end of us all. --Del)

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