I’m poking holes in the idea that sanctuary cities are more crime ridden compared to cities of similar size, because the evidence, doesn’t back that.
The evidence backs police choosing to ignore Federal law, in order to establish relationships that don’t antagonize immigrant communities. Police need relationships with communities, regardless of whom it is they police. If the Federal law puts itself in the way, then the Police exercise prudential judgement to ignore it.
It’s a microcosm of Federalism at work, for the very reason Federalism exists.
Nonsense. No COMPETENT police agency IGNORES criminals in order to establish a “relationship” with a group of criminals. Those here illegally are, by DEFINITION, criminals. It’s a misdemeanor to enter this country illegally and a FELONY to do it twice. Therefore, AS’s “seasonal” illegals are, by definition, FELONS if they go home during the “off-season,” and then return illegally.
And that somehow makes it RIGHT, AS? What have you been smoking? Police do NOT routinely ignore federal law violators in order to “curry favor” with other federal law violators. Not if they are honest LEOs.
What does that have to do with punishing lawless officials in sanctuary cities who engage in harboring illegal entrants? It seems that your only recourse in debating this issue is to make stuff up and constantly misdirect.
The part I bolded is the key, and not surprisingly the part that was left out when AS responded to your post.
Laws do get ignored when they are impossible to enforce with the given resources but that is NOTHING like refusing to enforce laws because you want to show favor to a particular group of criminals.
Sanctuary cities (and now States in the case of Kalifornia) are refusing to enforce the Laws on illegal immigrants that they vigorously enforce on citizens, it begins with ignoring their status as illegal but it extends to all other aspects of Law including business, property use, motor vehicle regulations and taxation.
The agenda of establishing a massive group of voters who are dependent on government and will therefore vote for the Left is given priority over the Rule of Law and the Rights of every United States Citizen.
Kalifornia has perfected this strategy, the result is the highest poverty rate and one of the worst performing education structures in the United States; that means the Left will never lose a statewide election or lose control of a legislative body in Kalifornia again.
If the United States embraces the Kalifornia way, the United States will get the same results as Kalifornia; when you let government pick the winners at gunpoint the citizens will always be the losers.
True, RET. Look…in Kalifornia, no government employee may inquire as to the immigration status of anyone with whom they come in contact in the course of their business. Also in Kalifornia, illegal aliens may apply for and receive a driver’s license WITHOUT identifying themselves as here illegally. In Kalifornia, DMVs routinely supply a voter registration when issuing a driver’s license…even to those who may be illegal, since they cannot legally differentiate between citizens and aliens…legal OR illegal. Since we know that there are at LEAST 5 million illegal adults in Kalifornia today, it’s reasonable to surmise that a large percentage of those adults have Kalifornia DLs, and therefore, have been provided voter registrations, so likely BELIEVE they are entitled to vote in Kalifornia.
Not all immigrants are criminals, but they, and many American-born children, will refuse to cooperate or report anything to Police, because their presence can threaten the people they know who are here illegally.
Spread across an entire community, you create dead zones of enforcement.
So the Police have a choice; ignore this Federal law, or create dead zones in their ability to police. Police cannot do their job in a vacuum , they rely on self-reporting.
Hence why, Police in Red Cities, in Red states, choose to not enforce the law. It creates too many other problems.
Just like media piracy laws, or marijuana laws now.
Rejecting this requires fixing the immigration system.
Until you fix the system, nothing will change RET.
At it hearts, this is a problem stemming from over-regulation. More regulation will not fix it. Nor will more enforcement.
No more than “Operation Compliance” fixed Detroit’s ailing economy.
But all ILLEGAL “immigrants” ARE criminals. I will suggest to you that the lack of cooperation in minority neighborhoods stems more from simple hatred of law enforcers rather than a desire to “protect” illegals from the law plus the silly idea that the WORST thing you can be socially is a “rat” willing to tell the police what you saw or heard.
It doesn’t matter if the police can’t find them, or can’t find other criminals, because people don’t talk.
Police need a working relationship with communities, they need communities to self-report and self-police.
If they don’t get that, dysfunction results.
El Paso Dave. El Paso, with its very large immigrant population (and sanctuary status), proves it. So long as you have a relationship with the immigrants that doesn’t antagonize, overall crime can be low.
You have no clue what motivates police in dealing with illegals on the street. You just got through claiming above that in minority neighborhoods, people are reluctant to even REPORT crimes. Does it not occur to you that THAT is why they APPEAR to be “safer?” You can’t add up crime statistics that are never REPORTED to the police in the first place.
I’m not talking about the street; I’m talking about why entire departments, and their chiefs, don’t advocate enforcing this law.
Departments have ignored Federal Gun laws, drug laws, and piracy laws; they have the right to do this, and they’re frequently IN the right for doing so.
Plus Dave, you’ve already admitted that you have sided with lawbreakers against laws themselves, you admit to the principle, you just don’t want to apply it here, because you don’t want more immigration.
You’ve bought into leftist narratives on Wage controls, and identitarian impulses elsewhere.
The same result across 100s of cities? Not likely— you’re stretching things.
I have paid enough attention to know you have been successful in avoiding the topic of the thread and intentionally switching it to something having nothing to do with punishing lawless officials in sanctuary cities.