Some people believe in the goals of sanctuary cities and many people do not.

The two reasons people do not believe in sanctuary laws has to do with following the law and the types of people that these sanctuary cities, counties and now states protect.

Let us first talk about the law.  People who support sanctuary cities can try to deny, water down or justify the fact that at the root of sanctuary laws is the fact that they are not following federal law.  The politicians, pundits and citizens can use whatever words they want to justify what they are doing but the crux of the issue is they are not following federal law.  How many of us would get away with not following the laws of their jurisdiction’s simply because we do not believe they are fair or just laws.

None of us!

Now let us move on to the next issue opponents of sanctuary laws have a problem with and that is the criminal elements and people these cities, counties and states protect.

The Associated Press is reporting on the latest example.  They are informing us about a Dallas Texas man who was arrested in the death of an 81 year old woman.  Since this man has been in custody for that alleged crime the police have uncovered and charged him with the deaths of at least 11 more elderly woman, women ranging from 76 to 94 years old.  This “man” allegedly killed these elderly woman simply for their jewelry and other valuable items.

A spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney’s office, Kim Leach, has informed us that the 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir is a Kenyan citizen who was living in the U.S. illegally.

Was this “man” protected by sanctuary laws, we are not sure yet.  The problem is if he was residing in a sanctuary city, county or state those municipalities would not have held him on an ICE hold if one was requested.  Would they have held him if he was suspected of murder, possibly so.  They would not have held him on any other charges as long as he did his time for whatever crime they arrested him for or had posted bond.

This is the problem with sanctuary laws, in the end they protect the criminal and not the innocent civilian.

Are there sanctuary cities or counties in Michigan, there sure are.  Ann Arbor, Lansing and Kalamazoo County to name a few.  They will argue with you that they are not “sanctuary” cities or counties but the policies they enact are certainly sanctuary policies that in the end protect the criminal and not their constituents’, the innocent civilians, they are entrusted to protect.

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