Showdown looms between Trump administration, sanctuary cities

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December 22, 2016

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, a major showdown looms between his administration and cities across the country over one of his hallmark campaign issues: illegal immigration.

At the Southern border, agents are on pace to apprehend almost 600,000 illegal immigrants, the highest number in eight years. The surge is coming largely from Central American migrants, far outpacing those from Mexico.

“They’re mobilizing because they don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but know today they can cross,” said Chris Cabrera, of the National Border Patrol Council.

Many illegal immigrants from Central America indeed have been motivated to make the trek after word traveled under the Obama administration that some could request asylum, claiming a “credible fear” of persecution should they return home.

But another driver is the knowledge that certain major cities offer “sanctuary” protections from deportation. Those same cities are now gearing up to fight on their illegal immigrant residents’ behalf against the incoming president.

  • Danny Reagan

    Here is what will happen, Trump will cut funding to the sanctuary cities, the cities will take money from the sick and elderly and give it to the illegals. Then they will tell the world Trump is starving the sick/elderly to death. Trump

  • Walter Flatt

    SHOW DOWN MY FOOT, SENT TROOPS IN AND ARREST THE PEOPLE BREAKING THE LAW, AND PICK UP THE ILLEGALS.

    IS this is why you OBAMA, GAVE BILLIONS OF OUR TAX MONEY TO YOUR FRIENDS.

    * didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:

    * spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”

    * spoke of “My Muslim faith.”

    * gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.

    * wrote that in the event of a conflict- “I will stand with the Muslims.”

    * assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”

    * bowed in submission before the Saudi King.

    * sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.

    * exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.

    * purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.

    * mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.

    * raveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States of America.

    * instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.

    * refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.

    * ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.

    * appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.

    * said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.

    * as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.

    * was the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.

    * curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.

    * refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.

    * has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.

    * who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.

    * funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.

    * ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.

    * directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.

    * funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.

    * follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.

    * departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.

    * was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.

    * appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    * said this country is not a Christian nation.

    * said the Muslim call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    * GAVE 150 BILLION PLUS TO IRAN.

    * RANSOMED 4 PEOPLE FOR 400 MILLION.

    * ARE YOU, KERRY, HILLIARY & THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY?

  • Tiger

    Sanctuary cities are an oxymoron, sanctuary for those who are breaking our laws but no sanctuary for citizens who must follow the laws. Close them down, cut them off form Federal funds and let them choke.

    • gvette

      I see it coming, Tiger.

      • Tiger

        On the way my friend, around the canyon can hear the stampede coming. The ground shakes and the movement begins.

        • gvette

          I believe Trump will shut them down. I don’t know how much you’re read about him, but he only sleeps about 5 hours a night. He’s constantly doing something. This may be the likes of something Washington has never seen before.

      • Tiger
  • CCblogging

    Mark my words, President Trump is going to kick their butts hard.

  • Climax

    Several posters have said to cut off all federal funding, which can be done, until the State, County, City comes into compliance with current Federal Laws. I totally agree with that. Legal immigration is allowed and under federal law a proves exists to bring in people who have applied for, been investigated, and provides documentation to enter and stay in the USA. California is a good example of what will happen if this illegal immigration is allowed to continue, it is broke, increasing in crime, decreasing in quality job availability, and run by liberal individuals who are rich and only think about how many votes it will take to stay in office. How this all got started I will never know but it is like a cancer and spreads rapidly unit stopped. We are not the nursery for the depressed world refugees and frankly cannot afford it. If the representatives of each city, county, or state that allows this immigration had to pay for their sanctuary offerings you can well bet it would stop immediately.
    If Obama can write executive orders for just about anything, then Trump should be able to define a law which puts the pressure on this sanctuary problem as well.

  • chocopot

    Simple solution: cut off ALL federal funds to the city and the state in which that city is located (because the governor is allowing this to go on) and then send in federal agents and arrest all involved elected and appointed officials and charge them with treason.

    • BlessedtoServe

      Yep that is how it should be handled.

    • Rick

      Chocopot you are right on and should forward to Trump! Your solution seems to cover all the Basis! Very good and sensible solution

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      100% agree with you, and further this is not illegal “immigration”, there is no such thing as illegal “immigration”, what these “coddlers” are doing are aiding and abetting people who have entered the U S A illegally, those that aide and abet a criminal act are also guilty of committing a criminal act. The coddlers of these criminals, are also placing into jeopardy the national security of this nation, both politically, and economically.

  • James in Texas

    Defund all state and federal funding and, if the state resists then defund the state also! Under no allowance does either a state or federal agency or person have the “Right” to decide which laws they will obey!

  • Bowserb

    Let these liberal city officials resist. Trump MUST be strong and pull their federal funds. Once these cities run out of money, we’ll see how dedicated their citizens are to protecting the “rights” of illegals. This could be the wake up call Americans in these cities need.

    • BlessedtoServe

      Yes, they have been acting lawlessness far too long, and like spoiled brats, they wish to continue in being lawlessness….enough. You break the law you pay…that includes any civil service worker or city, county or state officials…. period. Enforcing the laws that are already on the books.

  • Bowserb

    Illegal immigration is destroying our cities, school systems, hospitals, parks, and almost ironically, the environment which is allegedly so precious to the liberal Democrats. Even our perpetually declining small towns of America have had their demise accelerated by illegal immigration. Unless drastic action is taken very soon, our grandchildren will end their lives in a third world country: the former USA.

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