SANCTUARY CITIES

By Pete Abington

President Trump has issued an Executive Order that “sanctuary cities” shall not be eligible to receive federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes. The editorial appeared recently defending New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for telling the President to shove his executive order. Trump has ordered Immigration and Custom Enforcement to publish a weekly list of cities and counties that refuse to join the round-up of the illegal immigrants. The first list last week includes New Orleans and 117 other jurisdictions. Hundreds others may be eligible to make the list in future weeks. They think they should be allowed to violate the law.

Billions have been given to these cities. Let’s redirect those dollars elsewhere.

 

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