Should Sanctuary Cities be stripped of all Federal Funds?
July 25, 2008 11:01am CST
With the news of the murder three men in San Francisco by an Illegal Immigrant who had been convicted of at lease on Felony yet never turned over to Immigration (ICE) for deportation. San Francisco is a declared Sanctuary City and refused to cooperate with ICE. You have two girls killed by a drunk Driver in Virgina who was also an illegal immigrant who had been convicted of Drunk Driving before, but not turned over to ICE. Stories like these are all too common today and it seems that more and more of these crimes are occurring because of the Sanctuary Policies of the communities. If these communities choose to not to follow the rules of the Government should they share in the benefits or should the government stop the Federal Aid to them? It is one thing to turn a blind eye to an illegal immigrant who is working and is a productive member of the community but it is quite different when you have a person convicted of a crime in your community and you overlook the crime. This situation is like so many where you have the vast majority of the illegal immigrants following the law and working to make a better life in this country with just a few trying to take advantage(living on welfare) of this country or are engaged in criminal activities. To me these are the people that we should be deporting first and deal with the rest afterwards.
• United States
25 Jul 08
I agree with stripping their Federal Funding if they continue to flout the law. When Congree wanted to lower the speed limit to 55 - they threatened the states with loss of federal highway funding and it worked; the states caved. And, it does not even take an "act of Congress" to implement this; it is within the scope of the President to issue an "Executive Order" to that effect.
• United States
26 Jul 08
This would be a good point for Senator McCain to make. He could win many Conserives support by with holding Federal Funds from Cities who refuse to turn over Criminal Illegal Immigrants to ICE. I think this would be attractive to people who want to get tough on Illegals and those who want dodo something to allow those Illegals who are working here to find a path to citizenship. It could be a winner for McCain without changing his position on Immigration.