His threat to take money from sanctuary cities and now the state is un constitutional overreach. Notice, the federal government receives tax revenues from these cities. By defending sanctuary cities citizens and tax payers can severely limit Trump’s abuse. Several California cities are already preparing the legal groundwork to resist paying specific taxes into the federal treasury if Trump follows through on his threats to cut funds to these sanctuary cities.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Trump Threatens to Defund California - Stupid Again
The sanctuary cities issue
Trump’s threatening of sanctuary cities and communities that offer protection to immigrants and that recognize the injustice in current immigration laws and practices will undermine public safety and foster further division in the nation.
Immigration officers (ICE) need the cooperation of local law enforcement and social services to do their jobs successfully. They have far too few agents and too few jails to effectively remove large numbers of people. The last time such removal was practiced in Operation Wetback in 1952 the government was only effective because local institutions cooperated. This time they will not cooperate.
There are some 300 sanctuary cities and districts in the U.S. Citizens and voters in these cities can have an important role in their defense.