Chicago’s ‘sanctuary’ cities case offers an important opportunity to challenge a dangerous practice of relatively recent advent: granting a nationwide injunction in a local dispute.
But there’s an easy solution to the problem. Congress should authorize the attorney general to impose reasonable conditions on the grant awards in question.
Jose Garcia Zarate is far from alone in illegally returning to the United States (multiple times!) following deportation. As Kate Steinle’s case shows, deportation is not enough.
Group identity, open borders, and sanctuary cities are ‘pro-immigrant’ only in the world of fantasy moral high ground.
While Joe Arpaio was enforcing laws a court told him he had no business enforcing, sanctuary jurisdictions were refusing to enforce laws Congress told them they had to enforce.
The suspect charged with the kidnapping and murder of a Muslim girl in Reston, Virginia earlier this month was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in front of a child one week before.
There is video of Democratic lawmaker Poncho Nevárez putting his hands on Matt Rinaldi and seemingly initiating the scuffle. The New York Times report suggests the opposite.
No one doubts that the federal government has jurisdiction over immigration. Whether they can force the states to help them enforce immigration laws is another matter.
This seems to be all just one more episode of Trumpian signaling or, as the court narrated, using a ‘bully pulpit to highlight a changed approach to immigration enforcement’ in the future.
‘We have become second class citizens. . . If we do something we face consequences, but illegals under the sanctuary city policies, they don’t.’
Last week, an undocumented man was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old-girl in a bathroom at Rockville High School. Now Democrats want to protect him.
The current sanctuary movement is more akin to the ‘nullification’ movement in South Carolina before the Civil War than to the biblical sanctuary cities.
Donald Trump’s speech shows that while he is not ‘softening’ on immigration, he has made some progress towards formulating solutions. He needs to make more.
School districts jail and sue parents for trying to get their kids into better schools in places they can’t afford to live.
Hundreds of liberal jurisdictions nullify federal immigration law because they find those laws ideologically problematic and immoral.
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