Sanctuary Cities and Judicial Madness

Article subtitle: 
Judge blocks Trump's effort to end sanctuary cities -- the day after a border patrol agent is bludgeoned to death
Article author: 
Michael Cutler
Article publisher: 
FrontPage Mag
Article date: 
24 November 2017
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

On Sunday, November 19, 2017 two United States Border Patrol agents were attacked and one of the agents, identified as 36 year-old Rogelio Martinez, died of massive injuries to his head and body, possibly caused by rocks.  His partner, who has not yet been identified, was grievously injured but is expected to survive.

On November 20th CBS News and the Associated Press jointly reported on the attack which reportedly occurred about 110 miles southeast of El Paso Texas and 30 miles from the U.S. / Mexican border.

El Paso is directly across the U.S./Mexican border from Ciudad Juarez, one of the most violent cities in Mexico and has become synonymous with the deadly drug trade.

Meanwhile even as news reports about the deadly attack on members of the United States Border Patrol were being made public, on November 20, 2017 San Diego-Union Tribune reported, “Judge permanently blocks Trump order that cut funding to sanctuary cities.”...

Our immigration laws deem harboring and shielding illegal aliens from detection and related crimes to be felonies.  The statute of relevance to these crimes is Title 8, U.S.C. 1324(a) Offenses.

Consider this excerpt from that statute:

Harboring -- Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii) makes it an offense for any person who -- knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation.

Encouraging/Inducing -- Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) makes it an offense for any person who -- encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.

Conspiracy/Aiding or Abetting -- Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(v) expressly makes it an offense to engage in a conspiracy to commit or aid or abet the commission of the foregoing offenses.

The terms “Sanctuary City” or “Sanctuary  State” provide an additional example of manipulation of language to achieve political objectives. 

Dictionaries define a “sanctuary” as a place of refuge or safety.

Sanctuary Cities should be referred to as “Magnets for criminals, fugitives and terrorists.”

America’s immigration laws were enacted to provide refuge and safety for all who live in the United States by preventing the entry of aliens who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases, suffer extreme mental illness are criminals, terrorists, spies, fugitives, members of violent gangs or otherwise pose a threat to national security and/or public safety...