All across the country, Democratic mayors have announced their intention to defy federal laws and maintain “sanctuary city” status at all costs – and like a stray dog offered Thanksgiving leftovers, the mainstream media has greedily lapped up the chance to inflame this divisive rhetoric aimed at President-elect Donald Trump.
But unsurprisingly, the establishment media are ignoring the cold, hard truth – the illegal immigrants these mayors are vowing to protect from the law aren’t harmless women and poor children seeking refuge.
The ones under threat of deportation are mostly violent thugs with long criminal histories.
In an interview on “60 Minutes,” Trump clearly addressed his immigration policies saying he plans to, “get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers,” and continued, “we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.”
Guess where these thugs live?
It’s not the downtown high-rises of the liberal elite. It’s not next door to the mayor’s mansion.
No, these illegals are instead roaming the streets in the poorest neighborhoods in America… and these “sanctuary city” mayors’ are inviting them to stay for as long as they want!
Democratic mayors like Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel want to keep these criminals safe – and by doing so, they are sacrificing the safety of America’s poorest citizens to score cheap political points.
Here are the facts: Undocumented immigrants account for an alarmingly high level of our nation’s crime. They represent just 3.5 percent of the total population, yet account for 7 percent of federal prison sentences for sexual abuse, 9 percent of murders, 12 percent of assaults and 30 percent of kidnappings in 2013, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
When reducing that sample to just those with already existing criminal records that Trump plans to deport, the percentages SKY ROCKET.
It seems Democrats will do or say anything for free media spotlight – even if it leaves criminal thugs free to roam the streets and prey on the poor.
Emanuel told Fox News last week that he would defy any deportation orders from Trump. “To all those who are, after Tuesday’s election, very nervous and filled with anxiety as we’ve spoken to, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago.”
What safety is he referencing?
According to The Wall Street Journal, Chicago reached 600 homicides in 2016 at the end of October, a rate unseen in over a decade. Over Thanksgiving weekend alone, from Wednesday to Sunday, 60 people were shot, 8 fatally, according to CBS News – the vast majority of them poor minorities.
Chicago is already in a downward spiral, and rather than try to help his city’s poorest live free from danger, their mayor’s answer is to publically announce that criminals will be protected in their neighborhoods.
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee has also publicly declared that the city is safe for immigrants.
Being a sanctuary city is in our DNA. San Francisco will never be anything other than a sanctuary city. #SF
— Mayor Ed Lee (@mayoredlee) November 10, 2016
In San Francisco in 2015, murder rates jumped 55 percent and reports of rape jumped a shocking 350 percent, according to Breitbart News.
Where’s the media outrage!?
Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh, who has the task of leading Baltimore come December, claimed that the city with one of the highest murder rates nationally would continue to, “be a welcoming city,” and suggested she would continue her predecessor’s illegal order of prohibiting police from asking about an individual’s citizenship status, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Another city with notoriously high murder rates is also vowing to be a safe space for criminal immigrants. Detroit council member Raquel Castaneda Lopez told Michigan Radio earlier this month, “We do not stand down to our commitment to being a sanctuary city.”
While these leaders are successfully manipulating the media to write glowing reviews about how they’re inclusive and nondiscriminatory, they are all ignoring the safety of their own citizens.
Allowing illegal immigrants who are prone to crime to live in their cities will only further increase crime in these already dangerous areas.
But not all is lost. At least in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott is standing up to sanctuary cities.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 28, 2016
Texas has the second highest number of undocumented immigrants in the nation according to InsideGov, reflecting Abbott’s understanding of the true effect criminal illegals can have on a city.
He understands that law and order is necessary to keep our country — and our poorest citizens — safe.