“Sanctuary Cities” cannot expect Federal funding while in opposition to Federal law

President Trump has moved with alacrity to keep several of his campaign promises, one of which was to get our borders and immigration situation back under control. Part of that has been to address the concept of the “sanctuary cities” where individual – usually Democrat-contolled – cities have passed ordinances explicitly stating that they will not allow federal enforcement of US immigration enforcement within their borders. Illegal aliens within the city limits are promised protection against federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and illegals caught by local law enforcement are neither reported to nor turned over to ICE agents as the law requires. President Trump’s order on the matter blocks federal funds from being disbursed to localities that enact such “sanctuary” policies.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus defended President Donald Trump Wednesday evening over a move to block federal funds meant for so-called “sanctuary cities” that harbor immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.

“Should places in this country that ignore the laws of this country when it comes to immigration receive federal money into their communities?” Priebus asked Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday. “And the answer to me is no.”


“The point is,” Priebus added, “if you defy the laws of this country, you shouldn’t receive federal tax payer dollars from the people of this country …”

It is nonsensical to me that the leadership of any locality could actually expect the Federal government to continue to fund them while they actively oppose federal immigration laws. There is no rational principle that supports such an idea.

So, if they want to continue such actions, they can do so on their own dime. The rest of us aren’t obligated to support them in their lawless actions. I applaud President Trump in taking this action and do it swiftly. Keep up the good work.