Sanctuary Cities and ICE
When Joshua established the nation of Israel for the first time in the land of Canaan, he established a number of cities that were known as Sanctuary Cities. The purpose of these cities was to provide a place of protection for men who killed another person by accident or by rage with no premeditation. The person was allowed to get inside of this city and as long as he stayed there no one could catch him and take him back to the original city to be charged with murder. This protection did not apply to any other crime. The Sanctuary Cities of today are not this kind of city.
Today’s Sanctuary Cities in the United States are operated by liberal Democrat politicians who do not wish to cooperate with the Federal Government’s program to remove criminal illegal aliens from the country. Nationally, the Democrat party wishes to keep all of these people in the country and arrange for them to vote wherever possible. If they are able to vote, between 70 and 80 percent of them will vote for Democratic candidates. The other support group for supporting the illegal immigrants are the businesses that hire them. They work for far less pay than citizen workers and hold down labor costs to the manufacturers.
The Homeland Security Act established a police force which is called ICE ( Immigration and Customs Enforcement). There are two divisions of ICE. One division works closely with the Homeland Security Agency to search out attempts by foreign agents who are trying to infiltrate our country and commit terroristic acts. The other division has the task of locating and removing criminal illegal immigrants that have committed crimes in the United States. Just being in the United States illegally is a crime but these are not the people that ICE is trying to locate. When the program is operating properly and an illegal immigrant commits a crime, the city police or Sheriff will have the criminal illegal immigrant locked up in jail. When it is time to release the prisoner, ICE will be called and the prisoner will be turned over to them and they will send them back to the country that they consider home. At least that is how it is supposed to work.
In Sanctuary Cities, the policing authorities do not cooperate with ICE. They do not advise ICE when an illegal immigrant is arrested and they release them back into the population with no notice to ICE. In many cases, the illegal immigrant never faced a judge. This encourages the police not to even arrest the illegal immigrant for a crime that they know they are guilty of committing. The state of California is having a severe financial shortage and one of the reasons is that a high percentage of the workers in the city are illegal and they are being paid “under the table” and the pay is not reported to either the Federal or State government. On that basis no tax is collected, which hurts all of the people who are paying the taxes
During the early 1980s, a criminal gang was formed in Los Angeles, California. They took the name Mara Salvatrucha (which means Salvadorian gang) and later shortened it to MS. They added the number 13 to the name. It became known as MS- 13 and has spread all across the United States. They are in many of the countries of Central and South America. They traffic in drugs and do not hesitate to commit cruel murders and dismemberment on other humans. Many of the most cruel members have come into the United States from El Salvador to participate in their criminal activity. They have taken over some small towns have the local citizens living in fear. They are heavy in Washington, Maryland and Northern Virginia. They are thought to have at least 3,000 members. Their motto is “rape, control, kill.”
The only law enforcement group that is targeting and challenging MS- 13 is ICE. One of the characteristics that identify MS- 13 members is that they cover themselves with tattoos on all of their exposed skin, including their arms and faces. They include tattoos about MS-13. They cannot be arrested for having tattoos but they also do not have any identification to show that they are in the country legally.
ICE has deported 7,000 gang members of many groups since the beginning of 2017.
When ICE is searching for criminal illegal immigrants and they come across illegal immigrants that have no papers, they will go ahead and send them back to their country. This sometimes leaves the family in this country without any income or provisions. In the past it did not take long for the one sent home to cross the border illegally again and return to his family and his job. Today it is a much bigger problem.
Because of these instances, prominent Liberal Democrats are calling for ICE to be disbanded and stopped from returning illegal immigrants to their home country.