An important editorial regarding sanctuary cities.

Trump is right to call out Democrats on sanctuary cities

BY MARC A. THIESSEN The Washington Post

WASHINGTON

It is mystifying why Democrats are so up in arms about President Trump’s declaration that he is considering releasing illegal immigrants into so-called “sanctuary cities.” After all, Trump’s plan simply follows the Democrats’ own policy prescriptions for dealing with illegal immigrants.

First, Democrats support releasing illegal immigrants into U.S. communities. Just a few months ago, during the negotiations to end the government shutdown, Democrats sought to limit the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention “beds available for interior enforcement” to about 16,500 per day, and to reduce the overall number of available beds to less than 36,000. In January, ICE was holding 48,088 illegal immigrants.

When Homeland Security officials warned this could force the release of thousands illegal immigrants, Democrats openly declared it was their goal to do precisely that. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security, said the goal of capping the beds was to “force the Trump administration to prioritize deportation for criminals and people who pose real security threats, not law-abiding immigrants.”

Many other leading Democrats — including presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., — have gone further, proposing to abolish ICE altogether. In 2013, when she was House minority leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., — now the House speaker — called for an end to deportations for illegal immigrants who have not committed felonies, declaring “Our view of the law is that if somebody is here without sufficient documentation, that is not reason for deportation.” Some Democrats, including California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and presidential candidate and former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro, have gone so far as to propose decriminalizing illegal border crossings entirely. “The truth is, immigrants seeking refuge in our country … shouldn’t be a criminal-justice issue,” Castro said.

So, Democrats have been pretty clear — they want illegal immigrants released and allowed to live in the United States.

Where should they live? Well, it was Democrats who created “sanctuary cities” as sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. If they want illegal immigrants released, why would they oppose having President Trump release them into the very sanctuaries they created for that express purpose?

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed in his 2019 inaugural address to make the entire state of California a “sanctuary to all who seek it,” and on his first day in office, he proposed making illegal immigrants eligible for Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid, until age 26. Some sanctuary cities are even allowing illegal immigrants to vote in local elections. In 2016, San Francisco passed Proposition N, which allows illegal immigrants to vote in school board elections. And in 2017, College Park, Md., became the largest U.S. city to allow illegal immigrants to vote in municipal elections.

Sorry, Democrats, you don’t get to have it both ways. You can’t on one hand try to force Trump to release illegal immigrants, create sanctuaries for them and arrange local laws to encourage illegal immigrants to come to those sanctuaries, and then simultaneously be outraged that Trump wants to do exactly what you have said should be done with those who cross our borders illegally.

Trump’s plan likely won’t ever come to fruition, but the president is effectively calling out Democrats for their hypocrisy. There was a time when many Democrats believed, as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a 2009 speech, that “Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.” No longer. If Democrats won’t help the president secure the border, then there’s nothing outrageous about making them live with the consequences of the policies they advocate.


Comments:
  1. On April 20, 2019 at 11:22 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Sample of a Demowhit ran city …….
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-19/exodus-baltimore-see-biggest-population-drop-2001
    BTW……………………….NANCY P’s daddy ran this city for years….

  2. On April 20, 2019 at 12:40 pm,
    Chartster says:

    The only man in history to get sanctuary cities to refuse illegal immigrants.
    The only man in history to sell rice to China.
    The only man in history to get a rebate from a prostitute.

    Well played Mr. Trump!

  3. On April 20, 2019 at 3:14 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Trump won’t have to release illegal immigrants in the sanctuary cities they will now go there on their own accord rather than face arrest and deportation. They have been given the green light by The President. They will also bring with them their way of life, go to a Third World country and you see no sewers. San Francisco already has a problem with cleaning up human waste, now they are going to get increased crime, disease, and a myriad of other problems because the illegals will be in tent encampments as the shelters are overcrowded. DT

    • On April 20, 2019 at 8:46 pm,
      Dick Tracy says:

      There is a TV program called Border Patrol. It shows real people leaving their country for a vacation, business, or pleasure. When they leave and when they return home they are expected to obey the laws of the country they are entering by filling out a declaration form and signing it. The custom officer that greets them at the border tries to determine if the travelers are legitimate and that the laws they signed onto have been obeyed.

      When you allow illegal immigration it makes a mockery of your legal system. All laws must be applied to all with the same regard. The immigration officials who are expected to enforce the rules on regulated borders but expected to turn a blind eye when an immigrant bypasses the system, must think why are we even here. This is beyond belief. DT

      • On April 21, 2019 at 11:10 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        And the federal govt , is going to ask everyone else to pay for their free stay…..

  4. On April 21, 2019 at 12:37 am,
    Ebolan says:

    Your tax money at work.

    Your criminal b@stard gooooberment will refuses to defend the border so when American patriots attempt to do the job the FBI arrests them and the b@stard MSM calls the patriots fascists.

    Yet we talk about vegans…go back to your 420, boys…it’s all good.

    • On April 22, 2019 at 9:39 am,
      GH says:

      Have you wondered what’s driving the veganism thing, Ebolan?

      Have you noticed how many young women, who should be thinking about having kids, are embracing it like a religion?

      You can count on it that it lowers reproductive rates, and tends to produce weaker babies.

      Given the obvious broader agenda working to achieve these ends, I doubt the growing popularity of veganism is strictly ‘organic’ in nature.

      Health and nutrition are extremely important topics to be discussing, and have a lot to do with all the rest we talk about.

  5. On April 21, 2019 at 12:44 am,
    Ebolan says:

    You boys ready to pay those Visigoth reparations and for karate chop testicles?

    You better be…it’s goooooberment, after all…

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-20/visigoth-reparations-karate-chopped-testicles

  6. On April 21, 2019 at 8:12 am,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Cornell scientists create living machines that eat, grow, evolve, and can vote. LOL! DT
    https://thenextweb.com/robots/2019/04/19/cornell-scientists-create-living-machines-that-eat-grow-and-evolve/

  7. On April 21, 2019 at 9:28 am,
    Bonzo Barzini says:

    Happy San Jacinto Day to all; remember the Alamo; remember Goliad!

    • On April 21, 2019 at 10:45 am,
      cfs says:

      Illegal immigrants, perhaps, could be treated under Mexican law.

      Remember Tampico Expedition?

  8. On April 21, 2019 at 9:29 am,
    cfs says:

    HAPPY EASTER to one and all.

    • On April 21, 2019 at 3:02 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      And a Happy RESURRECTION DAY to you……. 🙂

  9. On April 21, 2019 at 9:32 am,
    cfs says:
  10. On April 21, 2019 at 10:38 am,
    cfs says:

    All coincidences – Nothing to see here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABOellxIGsI

  11. On April 21, 2019 at 11:10 am,
    AJ says:
    • On April 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm,
      cfs says:

      Nothing wrong with taking information from the Russians.

      BUT YOU ARE NUTS IF YOU DON’T VERIFY THE INFORMATION, as far as possible.
      This also applies to RT use. Propaganda can exist as TRUTH but with small omissions.

      • On April 21, 2019 at 1:41 pm,
        cfs says:

        AOC

        Straight from the horse’s mouth.

        https://youtu.be/nbQBXcnbSgs?t=134

        • On April 21, 2019 at 2:19 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          You got the wrong end of the horse.

  12. On April 21, 2019 at 12:59 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Liars……Pompie…once one…..do they change…..
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-21/i-was-cia-director-we-lied-we-cheated-we-stole
    ast week Mike Pompeo spoke at Texas A&M University, itself long known for being a favored recruiting ground of the CIA, considering too that one of the university’s last presidents, Robert Gates, was CIA chief and later served as Bush and Obama’s Secretary of Defense.

    During the Q&A session, Pompeo boasted that in the CIA both the training and culture are geared toward the following:

    “We lied, we cheated, we stole.”

    Interestingly, a Christian religious news broadcaster was the only media that seemed to pick up on Pompeo’s words last week, and described it as follows: “that’s not the resume of the Secretary of State… that’s the resume of Satan.”

    • On April 21, 2019 at 2:02 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Hah! Jerry you rascal, you beat me to it! I was gonna post this.

      Yup, our goooberment masters are now so bold they admit they are lying, cheating criminals! Maybe next they’ll admit they are also mass murderers.

      Hell, why not? they know only God can hold them accountable but they work for Satan so they don’t care!

      Sure glad Trump is draining that swamp. GO 4D CHESS!

      • On April 21, 2019 at 2:04 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        Hah! Jerry you rascal, you beat me to it! I was gonna post this.

        I was too busy preparing my vegan lucnch! ;0

        • On April 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Enjoy…..I just came in from getting my VIt D sunshine…….

          I thought Pompey the Great , was a rerun of the Old Roman Empire…..lol

        • On April 21, 2019 at 5:27 pm,
          cfs says:

          It was on Zerohedge when I first looked this morning…..I posted it above at 9:32 a.m.

    • On April 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Hey Jerry, here’s the video.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsnAR3yqfQ0

      • On April 21, 2019 at 2:23 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE.

        THE SHEEPLE LAUGH AND APPLAUD POMPEO FOR SAY OUR RULERS LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL.

        THIS F’ING COUNTRY IS HOPELESS.

        May God have mercy on our souls.

        • On April 21, 2019 at 2:31 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Yes, that was sick……..goes to show……..THE CIA SCUM BAGS……

      • On April 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        That was the same one …..in zerohedge article…….but, still sick…more people should watch this one…….And the Trumpster is surrounded by these guys……I want to see some swirling action on the toilet bowl swamp water… from here on out……and I am not going to lighten up on the Trumpster……..Rant of the Day… 🙂

        • On April 21, 2019 at 4:13 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          More dead men found…in DemoRat donor house…

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g67LwjzV0I

        • On April 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm,
          Dick Tracy says:

          Jerry, IT”S A BIG CLUB, Jerry, AND YOU AND IRISH AREN’T IN IT! LOL! DT

          • On April 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            DT……We just didn’t know we were not in the CLUB…….LOL

        • On April 21, 2019 at 5:09 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          I might have to lighten up on the TRUMPSter………..after see this tape, furnished by chartster……just saying………. :)Read & watch all of it.
          https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1099515180008955904.html

        • On April 21, 2019 at 5:11 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Makes sense…….since coal, can be scrubbed and get cleaner……..and there is plenty of coal around.

      • On April 21, 2019 at 11:07 pm,
        cfs says:

        Produced by RT
        with the motto
        If you can’t say anything bad about the US, don’t say anything at all.

  13. On April 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm,
    cfs says:

    In 2015 Obama (the bastard) Limits Coal Mining on Federal lands by executive order.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01334semEN8

    Trump recently, in a similar manner opens up coal mining.

    However, Hudge Brian Morris, a U.S. District Court judge, clearly usurping the power of the President, stays Trump Executive order, pending all kinds of requirements under clean air act, etc.

    WE NEED TO TERM LIMIT JUDGES.

    • On April 21, 2019 at 5:12 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      On April 21, 2019 at 5:11 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:
      Makes sense…….since coal, can be scrubbed and get cleaner……..and there is plenty of coal around.

  14. On April 21, 2019 at 5:23 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-21/easter-and-why-government-not-our-god
    Another reason………to know scripture…..FREEDOM
    The Bible speaks of power this way. In Matthew 22:29 Jesus said, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.” Real power rests with the creator and not His creation (Job 38-42), and certainly not in the governments of any era which, after all, are appointed by God (Daniel 2:21). Thus true power cannot be attained by governments; it rests with One who will not abuse it (Psalm 86:5).

  15. On April 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    James Madison Had It Right
    In 1785 James Madison wrote, “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” Born in King George County, Virginia in 1751, Madison’s words seem prescient when applied to our day and time. Often referred to as the “Father of the Constitution,” Madison rightly expressed caution and concern for the power that government can assert over its people. It could be said that this quote of his captures the principle difference between the political left and right in America today. Ronald Reagan echoed Madison’s fear when he asserted that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

  16. On April 22, 2019 at 6:58 am,
    cfs says:

    off topic. Sorry, but it needs to be said.
    (I am not a Christian)

    How stupid can Christians be?
    Don’t you realize you are at war?
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/22/asia-pacific/sri-lanka-easter-attacks/#.XL3FCDBKg7Z

    Did you hear Hillary or Obama condemning the attacks in Sri Lanka?

    No mention of the FACT that they were specifically targeted attacks on Christians.
    No mention of the fact that they, hundreds of killings, were perpetrated by Muslims,
    members of the Islamic religion; the so-called (purely mis-leading propaganda) religion of Peace.
    Wake up Christians. Islam is not a religion of peace. It never has been.
    Christians are under attack. Stop turning the other cheek or you will slowly disappear from society within a few generations. You don’t have to physically fight back, but at least stop those in power from disguising the attack on you as NOT DELIBERATELY TARGETED.
    And you think Notre Dame fire was an accident? How stupid can you be?

    • On April 22, 2019 at 9:56 am,
      GH says:

      The attacks will continue to grow in frequency and gravity.

      People like CFS will fan the flames of hatred and distrust between muslims and christians. Likely to lead to wider war; WWIII.

      And those who believe they are chosen will continue to expand their already hugely disproportionate power.

      (CFS, your comment, ” Propaganda can exist as TRUTH but with small omissions,” and others in the same vein show you to be far more astute than you sometimes act.)

      • On April 22, 2019 at 9:58 am,
        GH says:

        I knew a guy who called it ‘rope a dope’.

      • On April 22, 2019 at 10:04 am,
        GH says:

        CFS, what do you think a Christian should make of the fact that Muslims honor Jesus Christ, while Talmudist revile him, saying he is boiling in excrement in for eternity?

        You have often called for a reformation in Islam, but never a peep about Talmudism…

    • On April 22, 2019 at 10:07 am,
      GH says:

      Clearly you think they’re pretty stupid, if you think they can’t understand the concept of ‘instigation’ and see past the red cape.

      • On April 22, 2019 at 12:35 pm,
        cfs says:

        There are none so blind as those that choose not to look.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNm9JZ_joBE

      • On April 22, 2019 at 12:47 pm,
        CFS says:

        GH, I understand the concept of “instigation” but don’t believe in two things.
        !. I don’t believe two worongs make one right.
        2. Ibelieve in retribution/punishment, but attacking random people is neither.
        If you seek retribution, then attack those that instigate NOT innocent people.
        I don’t believe in guilt by association.
        I would not condemn all Muslims if I ever heard some Immans or Islamicspokespeople condemning Islamic terror, but they don’t.

  17. On April 22, 2019 at 4:56 pm,
    cfs says:

    What has Jewish behavior to do with the Sri Lanka Attrocity?

  18. On April 22, 2019 at 7:31 pm,
    cfs says:
  19. On April 23, 2019 at 1:02 am,
    CFS says:

    It does not seem to matter where in the world it is, Hillary’s dirty hands are always there accepting money. The Islamic terrorists resposible for the Sri Lanka attrocities are associated with the Tamil Tigers.
    Tamil Tiger supporter Raj Rajaratnam bankrolled the terror outfit to the tune of $3.5 million. The hedge fund billionaire launched Tamils for Hillary Clinton to fundraise for her 2008 presidential bid. The group sought Clinton’s help to get the Tigers removed from the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations.
    Regardless, of its intensive terror campaign, candidate Clinton continued warming up to the Tamil Tigers. Among those seeking Clinton’s help to get the group removed from the US State Department’s designated list was Tamils for Clinton. In December 2007, she reportedly managed to get the fundraising group a meeting with then former President Clinton to enable it to press its case on behalf of removing the Tigers from the State Department’s FTO list.

    With the Tamil Tigers, there’s Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund billionaire who is currently serving time in federal prison after being found guilty in 2011 for what is considered the biggest insider trading racket in the US.

    Rajaratnam contributed as much as $3.5 million to the Tigers’ fundraising arm, the Maryland-based Tamil Rehabilitation Organization which was shut down in 2007. For his role in bankrolling terror, Rajaratnam is currently being sued in US court by Sri Lankan victims and families of those killed in several bombings carried out by the Tigers.

    The Wall Street tycoon and his wife were major contributors to the DSCC and to a number of individual Democratic congressional and senate campaigns. Recipients of the Rajararatnam largesse included Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and the presidential campaigns of Mrs. Clinton and Barack Obama. Rajaratnam also contributed $30,800 to President Obama’s inauguration fund.

    • On April 23, 2019 at 7:05 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Just do the research(which I know cfs has done) on Hilly’s girlfriend, sect., Weiner’s wife…Abineen…..Her MOTHER ,was who…..a Radical…….

      • On April 23, 2019 at 7:09 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        sorry……Huma Mahmood Abedin
        Accusations by Michele Bachmann
        In a letter dated June 13, 2012, to the State Department Inspector General, five Republican members of Congress—Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Trent Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia—claimed that Abedin “has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.”[26][27][28] The five members of Congress alleged that Abedin had “immediate family connections to foreign extremist organizations” which they said were “potentially disqualifying conditions for obtaining a security clearance” and questioned why Abedin had not been “disqualified for a security clearance”.[27]

  20. On April 23, 2019 at 6:49 am,
    cfs says:
    • On April 23, 2019 at 7:12 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      One sin is as bad as the next……stoning is nothing new……… 🙂

  21. On April 23, 2019 at 7:45 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Hey PROFESSOR………here is a good one for you…….
    http://www.unz.com/gatzmon/when-god-is-reduced-into-an-arsonist/

  22. On April 23, 2019 at 7:47 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    We learned last Wednesday that Shlomo Aviner, a prominent Zionist rabbi and Yeshiva leader, suggested the fire that gutted Notre-Dame may have been divine retribution for the burning of Jewish manuscripts in 1242.

    • On April 23, 2019 at 7:49 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      It is needless to mention that many Israelis and Jews were appalled by Rabbi Aviner’s statement. Some Israeli politicians condemned the Rabbi and yet his blatant hatred towards Christianity is unfortunately engraved in both Jewish and Judaic thought.

      • On April 23, 2019 at 7:51 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        from the article, “In Prague’s Charles Bridge, the visitor will observe a great crucifix surrounded by huge gilded Hebrew letters that spell the traditional Hebrew sanctification Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh Adonai Tzvaot, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts.” According to various commentators, this piece, degrading to Jews, came about because in 1609 a Jew was accused of desecrating the crucifix. The Jewish community was forced to pay for putting up the Hebrew words in gold letters…” (To read more: Travel Guide for Jewish Europe, pg 497)

        • On April 23, 2019 at 7:54 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Note…..this was 1609 ad……..Zionist….were not known until 1700 ( I think is the date)

          • On April 23, 2019 at 7:56 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Eventually, we are going to travel back to 33 ad…..for further educational experience…
            Funny……1609….is about the time of the KJV….

          • On April 23, 2019 at 7:58 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            KJV……..KING JAMES VERSION of the BIBLE……just in case anyone does not know…

  23. On April 23, 2019 at 8:05 am,
    cfs says:

    If you want to go back to 1600, we can visit South American genocide at the hands of Christians.
    I don’t think what happened in the past, other than the lessons it teaches is very relevent compared to what is happening in our current time.
    We cannot change the past, only the future.
    I believe Islam needs a reformation towards tolerance and I will beat that drum until it happens.

    • On April 23, 2019 at 8:16 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Why would we want to do that…….beside…..those came from the catholic side….

      • On April 23, 2019 at 8:21 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        We need to get on the same page…..do some more studies on the catholic side , when and how it was started…….you say Constantine…go from there…..Not all christians were catholic as I said before……
        Look up a name ….JOHN FOXX….1500….he wrote a great book.

        • On April 23, 2019 at 8:34 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          I think it is kind of hard to figure out Islam without gathering some facts concerning ….
          Ismael and Isaac ….ring a bell…..Both receive a blessing…both were of Abraham , therefore the start of the problem…..that is scripture.
          Have you done any reading on how the religion of Islam was started…..
          I have referred to a book…several time on the KER…..Fast Facts ..by Carlson
          In order to resolve a dispute, gather some behind the scenes knowledge, to why they think the way they do……..

  24. On April 23, 2019 at 8:29 am,
    cfs says:

    Well Henry * burned Catholics at the stake, Mary did the same to protestants, then Elizabeth, burned catholics and James 1 did protestants, by which time the protestants were so pissed at catholics, that Charles 1 (James’s son) lost his head.

    • On April 23, 2019 at 8:36 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      SO……..

      • On April 23, 2019 at 8:43 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Why did Henry….do that…….history says…..he wanted to go around the CATHOLIC CHURCH at the time…..why, because he did not have an heir to the throne, and that required a son,….thus he need a divorce from his wife at the time, which the Catholic church would not allow….Henry decide to have another church….therefore the split and the new church in England,….which is a mixed up version of both…catholic and protestant

    • On April 23, 2019 at 8:51 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Genocide in South America …..started with the SPANISH….1500ad..which were under which church…..and who provided the funds for the exploration to the NEW WORLD, and for what reason, and who gave the money for the adventure……
      And who furnished the SHIPS…..for the new slave trade to NORTH AMERICA…..1600s

  25. On April 23, 2019 at 8:30 am,
    cfs says:

    * oops should have been 8

  26. On April 23, 2019 at 8:34 am,
    cfs says:

    In 1536, of course Henry 8 stole all catholic land in Ireland and killed a bunch of Irish catholics…..the start of Irish-English problems which continue today.

  27. On April 23, 2019 at 8:38 am,
    cfs says: