If Mexico doesn’t end up paying for that border wall, it may fall on another enabler of illegal immigration: sanctuary cities.
As many of you are aware, there are hundreds of cities and counties nationwide that offer “sanctuary” status to illegal immigrants. Most simply don’t report illegal immigrants to federal authorities for the crime of being undocumented. However, the crazies in more liberal cities like NYC take it a step further.
NYC’s mayor Bill DeBlasio doesn’t even report illegals to federal law enforcement if they”re caught drunk driving, so long as they don’t harm anyone while drunk driving.
To little surprise, most illegals choose to reside in sanctuary cities. There are an estimated 10-15 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., and 60 percent live in just 20 sanctuary cities. Ironically, thanks to sanctuary cities, ICE is playing a game of hide and seek rigged in their favor. And also thanks to their refusal to comply with federal immigration law, Trump has signed an executive order allowing the federal government to withhold all federal grants from those cities, unless they are to abandon their sanctuary status.
If they don’t, there’s a heck of a lot of money on the line. Here’s just how much is at stake for the nation’s largest sanctuary cities:
Look at all sanctuary cities and the number of federal dollars they receive totals a whopping $27 billion.
Given that the higher estimates for the cost of Trump’s border wall are a hefty $25 billion, it’s clear what that money could be used for.
Let’s build a wall – and make the sanctuary cities pay for it.