You would think the left would emphatically embrace this idea.
California is considered a “sanctuary state”. Albuquerque is a sanctuary city. So are Chicago and Boston. Concerned liberal lawmakers are all about protecting illegals and giving them taxpayer handouts.
This past week, liberals were all incensed about a plan by the Trump administration to send the swarm of immigrants awaiting their hearings to these cities.
From the Hill:
“We can give them an unlimited supply [of migrants] and let’s see if they’re so happy,” Trump said later Friday at a White House event where he doubled down on the idea. “They say ‘we have open arms.’ They’re always saying they have open arms. Let’s see if they have open arms.”
Trump’s comments breathed new life into the proposal, which could further rile lawmakers in Washington who say the president is going too far in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.
Not sure what the controversy is all about considering most of these “sanctuary” cities celebrated with their virtue signal middle fingers upon passage of these compassionate laws.
Of course, here’s how the left portrays it:
As I understand it, liberals want open borders. They passed laws in cities and states around the country to offer illegals protection against being deported and offered to spend taxpayer money for social services and legal representation.
Trump, for his part, says, “If you want to protect them, here are some more for you!” I’m not seeing the problem here. I’m sure most of the liberal city and county commissioners would actively embrace welcoming these persecuted folks and I’m quite sure they can find the money to help.
What do you suppose will happen?