Whether intended or not the message being sent by so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ to people in our nation illegally is “We do not honor or enforce federal (immigration) laws in this city, come here and you’ll be protected.” Well, turns out that’s not entirely true.
Naturally those in our country illegally and engaging in illegal activities while here are attracted to such cities, so when law enforcement needs to find them guess where they look?
Fox News is reporting that Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement troops have conducted sting operations specifically within the borders of sanctuary cities and netted themselves a whole bunch of criminals:
“As part of a massive illegal immigration sweep, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday that officials this week arrested nearly 500 illegal immigrants living in sanctuary cities across the country.
The raid, referred to as “Operation ‘Safe City’” in a news release, spanned four days in cities through the U.S., and ended Wednesday.
Illegal immigrants with criminal charges or known gang-affiliations were targeted, the release said, noting that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were not.
In Philadelphia, 107 illegal immigrants were arrested, while 101 were arrested in Los Angeles and 45 people were arrested in New York.
The release noted that 18 of the 498 people arrested were gang members or have gang affiliations.
A Mexican illegal immigrant in Los Angeles who was arrested is a member of the Colonia Chiques gang, a group dubbed one of the “largest and deadliest gangs” in southern California’s Ventura County by the FBI.
That immigrant, who was found with a handgun, allegedly rammed a number of law enforcement vehicles in an attempt to escape from authorities.
Sanctuary cities — or cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration policy — have become a heated topic as the Trump administration has pushed for a stronger crackdown on illegal immigration.”
How about that? Talk about unintended consequences – local elected officials believe themselves to be turning their cities into illegal-immigrant-friendly sanctuaries when in fact what they’re doing is setting the table for ICE by concentrating illegals into one place! As an ICE or other law enforcement strategist which is easier, attempting to round up and catch people in New Mexico or attempting to locate and apprehend them in Albuquerque, in all of Pennsylvania or just in Philly?
It’s like sardines forming a ‘bait ball’ when predators like dolphins or sharks come around. They’re all in the same place at the same time thus making them easier to locate then pick off. In their attempts to defy Trump, and without even knowing it, local liberals have turned their illegal populations into the proverbial “fish in a barrel.” They’ve outsmarted themselves!
How’s that for progress, progressives?
[NOTE: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on Facebook and at RMBlackConservatives.com.]