Thursday, August 6th
SANCTUARY CITIES FLAUNT IMMIGRATION LAWS!
Can the City of New Orleans pick and choose what federal
laws it will acknowledge and enforce?
Most of us understand that if you violate a federal law, then there are
consequences. You most likely will be prosecuted and punished. And the federal
laws on the books are supposed to apply to everyone. Well, unless you are an
illegal immigrant living in New Orleans.
Didn’t we fight a Civil War over the nullification of
A century and a half
later, New Orleans has joined a host of other American cities in declaring that
federal immigration laws are just right down bothersome. It is irrelevant to
the Mayor and the City Council in the Crescent City that their actions in
supporting widespread illegal immigration is a factor in causing crime rates to
rise, and the cost of auto insurance for every Louisiana driver to go up.
No one seems to know how many illegal immigrants have
gravitated to Louisiana.
have varied from 40,000 to more than 100,000.
But when an illegal is arrested for a crime
committed in the state, federal law requires that local law enforcement
authorities notify the U.S. Immigration and Customs office. New Orleans is not
enforcing this requirement. As a New Orleans police department spokesman was
quoted as saying:
“In general, we’re not
cooperating with the ICE.”
So immigrants who are in New Orleans illegally often create
a false identity, use a fraudulent Social Security number, falsify federal
forms, and, if arrested, are free to go once released by the New Orleans Police
Department. We witnessed just two weeks ago the tragic killing of a young woman
in San Francisco, murdered by an illegal immigrant, who was a repeat felon and who
had been deported five times.
Crime rates are on the upswing in New Orleans. No one knows
how many illegal immigrants are committing crimes, because the city refuses to
both monitor and release this information. The U.S. House of Representatives
was justified last week in passing legislation that reduces federal funding to
cities like New Orleans that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws.
And just watch auto insurance rates, already the highest in
the nation, go up even more as this policy from the New Orleans Police
Department’s immigration manual is implemented. “Officers shall not enforce La.
14.100.13, which states that no alien students or non—resident alien shall
operate a motor vehicle in the state without documentation that the person is
lawfully present in the United States.” So ignore this state law, right New
You should just pick and choose
what laws you like and the laws you don’t like.
Is that what Louisiana has come to?
Traffic accident records show that illegal immigrants are a
high risk of not carrying auto insurance.
So a driver not at fault has to use their own insurance to pay the damage
costs, and insurance rates continue to go up.
What happened that caused the deterioration of the laws on the
books concerning illegal immigration? When you break into my home, you
are committing a crime. But when you break into my country, it has
become, to our leaders in Washington and New Orleans, merely an embarrassing
inconvenience. Republicans are now throwing in the towel, and giving up on
seeing that current law is enforced. Has it become OK to set aside the
law and ignore its violation for political purposes?
And what’s all this stuff about “undocumented
workers?” The lead Republican in this effort to legalize those who have
illegally entered the United States is Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio. He
conveniently refers to these illegals as “individuals who are living in the
United States without proper immigration documents.” That’s like saying
that your local drug dealer is in possession of large amounts of cocaine, but
just forgot to get a doctor’s prescription.
There should be major risks and consequences when laws are
But with a presidential election
year not too far away, both parties are pandering to Hispanic voters who often
are sympathetic to lax immigration enforcement.
Will Donald Trump goad other presidential candidates to take on
Sanctuary cities like New Orleans, and lead a charge for strong enforcement of
immigration laws? Let’s hope so.
“All the problems we face in the United States today can be
traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American
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