This past Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) let the world know that our Sanctuary City policy is a “violation of the rule of law” and will not continue.
Yes, it appears that Congress is about to insist that immigration law be enforced. Novel concept, isn’t it? It’s about time. And those cities who are harboring illegal-alien felons are about to suffer huge financial penalties if President-elect Donald Trump has his way.
What is a “Sanctuary City?” Good question. The Center for Immigration Studies explains:
In the past several years, a “sanctuary” movement has arisen in various states and political subdivisions around the country. This movement intends to, and does in fact, obstruct the efforts of federal officers to enforce immigration laws, substituting instead the views of the state or local jurisdiction over how or whether immigration laws will be enforced within its boundaries.
According to Mr. Ryan, as noted on newsline.com, “Sanctuary cities are a violation of the rule of law and they are not to be tolerated, we agree with that 100 percent. And that means if you want federal assistance, you’re not going to get it — you have to enforce the law.”
BOOM! We all know that liberals are sanctimonious and think they are “better” than the rest of us. But their “superior morality” goes out the window once they get hit in the pocketbook!
During his speech, Ryan emphasized that President-elect Trump has highlighted the importance of “fixing, strengthening, and regulating policies,” explained an article on newsline.com. He expounded by saying, “What the president-elect has asked us to do is focus on two things in Congress with respect to the issue immediately — and that’s what we’re doing. We’re getting Congress working on that now, and that’s to secure the border and to enforce our laws with respect to violent criminals who are illegal aliens.”
Mr. Ryan further explained, “We now have a president serious about securing the border. He’s telling us it’s one of the top six things he wants to get done in Congress, and we said absolutely.”
Are you smiling?
Yes! Inauguration Day is just 6 days away! Oh, it can’t come soon enough!
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