First, give this man a standing ovation……
In a press conference today, Sessions told the media this:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a broadside at so-called “sanctuary cities” Monday, telling reporters local policies of noncooperation with immigration authorities are “dangerous” and will cost communities federal funding.
In the Trump administration’s most pointed warning yet, Sessions said federal law allows withholding of federal funding to sanctuary cities, and signaled that such measures will soon be taken. Sessions, who took the podium at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s regular media briefing, warned of a pending crackdown by the administration.
“Such policies cannot continue,” he said. “They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the street.”
The press conference started me on a search of a list of Sanctuary Cities and I was surprised, not in a good way, how many there are. The link above has the ability to zoom into the map below and see cities in your state.
But that doesn’t answer my post question. What actually makes a city a sanctuary? I ask because I don’t see any towns in Westchester County listed as a Sanctuary yet Mount Kisco is, without a doubt. The town embraces and endorses Neighbor’s Link, whose mission states they aim To strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants. Note, NL does not use the word illegal when referring to immigrants, but having volunteered in Mount Kisco forever, 99% of the newcomers are illegals.
Mount Kisco and Bedford Police have their hands full with illegals who are homeless and live in camps in the backwoods. There was a murder recently of one homeless illegal by another, the murderer a man who had been deported one or more times but came back. The schools are drowning by helping students who don’t speak English with parents who don’t speak English at all.
For the most part, the illegals who call Mount Kisco home are interested in bettering themselves. Many of them seem to have no trouble finding work, but that then means the employer is guilty of hiring illegals.
So I say the list is 100000 times larger – towns small and large who might not get federal funding for being a sanctuary city but who get local or private funding. Is it okay for a town to help illegals as long as it doesn’t get state or federal funding or is an illegal an illegal no matter what? Don’t forget Governor Cuomo lives in Mount Kisco and supports the Sanctuary City law. This should be interesting. I suspect Cuomo will have a comment in the next day or two.
I don’t know the answers but I am pleased that Sessions is making the first move. deBlasio won’t be happy but then again, he’s never happy.