The Logic of Sanctuary Cities

The Logic of Sanctuary Cities

In the United States today, there appears to be a proliferation of “Sanctuary Cities.” Some states are declaring themselves as “Sanctuary States.” The consequence of this movement is to protect illegal immigrants, with criminal records, from being deported. The ostensible reason for this “protectionism” is to prevent parents from being separated from their children born in the US. As Barack Obama would say, “This is not who we are.”
They base this reasoning for establishing Sanctuary Cities upon emotion rather than logic and reasoning.

In the United States today, we send American citizens who are charged with a criminal act to prison for indefinite periods of time. If these citizens are parents, we send their children to foster care. There is no policy that states that parents cannot be separated from their children if they have committed a criminal act. The children of a convicted felon are not part of the prosecution’s decision-making process.
If we can separate American citizens who have are charged with a criminal offense from their children, why are illegal immigrants who are charged with a criminal offense treated differently?

Do illegal immigrants have more rights than American citizens?

Yet Sanctuary Cities protect these criminals from deportation. The consequence of this decision is that we place the other citizens in that city at greater risk from criminal acts. Since there appears to be no discrimination on the crime that has been committed, citizens are at risk for murder, robbery and rape by protected murderers, robbers and rapists.

There doesn’t seem to be any logic to this decision.

To my knowledge, and I could be wrong, no Sanctuary City or state is Republican controlled. It appears to be a policy of Democrats to protect criminals who are illegal immigrants. The argument of not wanting to separate parents from children is emotional rather than logical. Emotion is a powerful tool in the hands of the Democrats. It works well and incites others to emotional responses.

If the sole purpose of Sanctuary Cities is to protect criminals who are illegal immigrants from deportation, then those same cities are breaking the law. They are committing a crime called “accessory after the fact” and politicians are at risk of being charged.

Why are Democrats so intent upon protecting criminals? One can only surmise that this is a vote-getting mechanism. Get people so upset that they will beg the Democrats to protect them from a fabricated evil.

The blatant use of emotional propaganda, to protect criminals, is a sad commentary on our political system in which it is more important to get elected than it is to serve and protect the people.