Sanctuary cities new front in amnesty fight

wallDuring the Tea Party era, the Tenth Amendment to The US Constitution has been getting some much needed attention.  Wouldn’t it be nice to simply tell DC to stuff it on about 95 percent of the stuff they try to cram down our throats? 

We haven’t been doing much of that, unfortunately.  Between feckless congressional Republicans and over-reaching, hyper-aggressive federal jurists, we’ve been saddled with all kinds of newly-discovered rights like gay marriage, abortion, ObamaCare and housing.  As much as we in the conservative grassroots protest judicial overreach, the statists respond with a sneer to “get over it” and ” deal with it, it’s the law of the land.”

Well, we’ve got all kinds of laws at the federal level — and state levels — about obtaining citizenship if you plan to stay here and enjoy all of the fruits of being an American.  Well, it turns out we’ve got all kinds of liberal enclaves across the nation that are simply ignoring that citizenship and immigration, um,  *nonsense.*

Those places are called sanctuary cities — because they provide sanctuary, comfort and protection for illegal aliens.  San Francisco is an example of a sanctuary city.  That fact made news recently with the killing of a young woman by an illegal alien benefiting from the city’s sanctuary city status.

crowdBelieve it or not, North Carolina has some sanctuary cities. In 2010, Winston-Salem’s Latino Caucus convinced the city council to allow caucus membership cards to be accepted as valid ID by city police.

Also in 2010, Cabarrus County allowed the Mexican consulate to use Concord High School as a location for documenting illegal aliens.  In 2011, Greenville allowed the Mexican consulate, for the second time, to use taxpayer funded facilities to “document” illegal aliens from Mexico.

In 2003, Durham County voted to not cooperate with the feds in rounding up illegal aliens.  In 2010, they also voted to allow ID cards issued by the Mexican consulate as valid forms of ID.

In 2007, Orange County commissioners voted to not cooperate with the feds in rounding up illegals.  In 2006, the town of Carrboro did the same thing. In 2007, Chapel Hill followed suit.

In 2009, Chatham County voted to not cooperate with the feds on immigration matters.  In 2011, with a GOP majority, the county board rescinded that decision.

In 2013 — surprise, surprise — Asheville adopted sanctuary city status.    THIS YEAR, the city of Charlotte is seriously considering issuing ID cards to illegal aliens. wj3

Remember how loudly the left howled when the idea of magistrates even thinking about refusing to marry gays came up?  No, they said.  “The judges have spoken. It’s the law of the land.”   But here they are ignoring laws that have actually been passed by our elected officials.  

Congressman Walter Jones is stepping forward with a true common sense proposal for dealing with the sanctuary city mess.   Jones is calling for federal funds to be withheld from any locale that continues with these sanctuary city policies.  (He is also calling for mandatory minimum sentences for criminal aliens.)

It is my understanding that something akin to Jones’s idea may also be in the works in Raleigh.  Insiders in Raleigh tell me that federal funds for these cities get “passed through” state government.  So, the legislature could act to  withhold money from these locales until they shape up.

 

7 thoughts on “Sanctuary cities new front in amnesty fight

  1. At what tipping point does the Federal Government relinquish all legitimacy, and just become a rotting appendage, that needs to be amputated? We now have all three branches of the U.S. Government aligned against us. That’s about 600 key tyrants vs. 300 million or so bone fide Americans. In the not-too-distant future, those odds are going to get exercised.

  2. It is no surprise that it is Walter Jones offering this legislation to crack down on sanctuary cities. Jones has long been the strongest immigration hawk in the NC delegation. He earned the only A rating in the delegation from the major anti-amnesty group Numbers USA.

    In fact, Jones strong stand against amnesty for illegal aliens is a major reason why the Washington establishment wants him out of Congress.

  3. Don’t expect the hapless Republicans in Washington or Raleigh to take any action against these law-breaking cities. Only conservatives are required to follow the law. Liberals get a pass. Haven’t we seen enough to know that the GOP, especially the DC GOP, doesn’t stand for anything? They won’t cut off these cities funding because they favor illegal immigration. They won’t stop the transgendering of the armed forces. They sold us out on gay marriage, Obamacare and Obamatrade. If Trump had not raised the issue, no Republican would even be talking about the dead woman in San Fransciso.

    1. I have emailed Congressman Mark Meadows (a rock-solid conservative) and asked him to join Congressman Jones in his fight against sanctuary cities.

      Here’s the contact info for Representative Meadows (11th District):

      Email him at: https://meadows.house.gov/contact.

      To contact Meadows’ Washington, D.C. Office:
      1024 Longworth HOB
      Washington, DC 20515
      Phone: (202) 225-6401
      Fax: (202) 226-6422
      Hours: M-F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  4. The flow of funds proposal highlights the fact that cities have no sovereign authority whatsoever but are merely administrative sub units of the state.

    Simply have states attorneys prepare charges against municipal officials and, if necessary, govern directly from Raleigh via mangers appointed by the governor.

    Who cares if urban Democrats would squeal; it’s not as if they vote Republican anyway.

    Of course, we are talking about McCrory here, the Ultimate Beta.

  5. The Beautiful Thing About America is that its citizens are not asleep to the bullying of our minds and values into ISSUES to be governed today and the fodder for revolt tomorrow by the radical liberals faking patriotism to push an an agenda best described by the words “Occupy America”. You can take your masks off. Anonymous – or New World Order Technology – as you also are known, we’ve lived as a fine sane society for centuries without juvenile savage little technologists playing mafia versions of a Bill Gates. You’re hoping for the heater-sheltering of American Values. Won’t happen.

    Politicians standing for our traditional U. S. Constitution will be our leaders into the future. Those worried about their social media ratings are roomed. Private interests are trying to convince us – by news content chosen to depress, agitate and break our Constitution down – are wrong to suggest that an evolving USA means becoming a land looking more like a bad reality TV show. Have people really suddenly become different? Or are we being sold on the politicization – and polarization – of human nature as it has and will be?

    America does not need to shimmy up the ladder of “world opinion”. America will do what is reasonable and American – and will fight for that as we always have.

  6. Well, you can tell that Donald Trump has hit a nerve with his illegal immigration comments, because the left and the MSM are screaming and howling bloody murder!
    But I agree with Roxanne. After Hussein leaves the White House (God Speed), America will recover from this period of decline. We always have.

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