As the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration pass by, our country’s Democrats are scrambling for one last handout from President Obama.
In preparation for the onslaught of deportations President-Elect Trump is bound to order once he’s sworn in, at least 30 liberal sanctuary cities are fighting against him by asking Obama to protect their illegal immigrants from deportation before he leaves office, according to WND.
Scattered across our country are about 325 sanctuary cities which hold the designation of welcoming illegal immigrants into their city limits. This official designation makes it easier for these immigrants to get government services and avoid federal immigration agents.
Thirty of these cities sent an open letter to our current president begging him to grant protection to these law breaking individuals. The list includes: Allentown, PA; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Carrboro, NC; Carson, CA; Chapel Hill, NC; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Dubuque, IA; Ithaca, NY; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; McFarland, CA; Montgomery County, MD; Moreno Valley, CA; New Haven, CT; New Rochelle, NY; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ; Providence, RI; Racine, WI; Richmond, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; and Syracuse, NY.
“We call upon your administration to accept early renewal applications for current DACA holders to extend temporary protections for them,” the letter pleads. “In addition, we urge USCIS to commit to speedy processing of initial and renewal applications,” the letter continues, urging President Obama to hurry up and allow even more of these illegal immigrants to gain official safeguarding by our government.
Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump was not afraid to promise deportation to all illegal, criminal offenders during his presidency. While the Democrats cry and act as if Trump is a monster for wanting to deport these people, they look past the fact that these illegal immigrants are committing crimes by being here.
The supposed safe-haven cities recently came under fire after a woman in San Francisco was violently shot and killed by an illegal immigrant. To make matters worse, this killer was no stranger to ICE agents—he had already been deported five times.
Of these sanctuary cities, Illinois’s largest city, Chicago, just experienced one of its bloodiest years. The city closed the books on 2016 with a total of 762 homicides, 12 of which occurred over the last weekend of the year alone. Although the designation of “sanctuary” would normally convey a safe and warm living environment for our citizens, it is clear that is not the case.
It is blatantly obvious sanctuary city officials and our new president are slated to go head-to-head, but luckily some politicians have Trump’s back. Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) has claimed he installed a “switch” of policy within the Department of Justice. When he’s ready, Trump only needs to “flip the switch” and the federal funds flowing into uncooperative cities’ police departments will be immediately cut off.
In response to the threat from Representative Culberson, some cities have threatened to sue the federal government. “Suing will not do them any good,” Culbertson said in an interview with Fox News. “This is their decision. This is the law now, as a result of what I’ve done on July 7. If you want federal money, follow federal law.”
It’s hard to understand how any of these cities could defend harboring illegal criminals, but it’s even harder to imagine how they plan to do so without federal funding. It looks as if the first “war” of the new presidency will surely be a Trump victory. Maybe the liberals will learn their lesson and keep their mouths shut while Trump works to make our country great and safe again.