After Donald Trump’s election dozens of “sanctuary cities” vowed to stick to their policies to ignore federal laws against illegal immigration
Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco announced that his county will no longer demand a judge’s order before detaining an illegal immigrant wanted by federal immigration officials, a major shift away from its previous sanctuary city policy, according to Newsday.
DeMarco said his policy reversal is not because of the incoming Trump administration’s expected legal fight against sanctuary city policies. Instead, he said the shift came after careful “legal analysis.”
Whatever the reason, this is good news for citizens in that community. Dan Cadman of the conservative Center for Immigration Studies predicts that other municipalities will follow suit:
“I mean, let’s face it, a new administration is coming in and the new administration has said, unambiguously, they’re going to take an entirely different and harder approach toward sanctuaries. I don’t think that many counties and many county sheriffs and some police departments want to be between the hammer and the anvil.”
It’s one thing to blow a lot of self-righteous hot air, but another thing to risk millions of dollars in much-needed federal funding to stick to one’s “principles” — especially when those “principles” actually violate the laws of the land and put genuine, tax-paying citizens at risk.
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