Now Serving Today’s Special: Sanctuary For All

Call it a sanctuary city or city of refuge, the goal is still the same; leave illegal aliens alone. In recent years cities throughout the nation have adopted sanctuary ordinances, declaring their cities safe-havens for these criminals (Yes, illegal immigration is still a Federal crime despite Obama’s efforts). With the issue of illegal immigration at the forefront of the American consciousness, more cities are considering taking this action. The action of declaring a safe-zone for illegal aliens is strictly prohibited by law. Yet, they have gone unchallenged by our government, elected leaders, and worst of all us.

Since I live in California and know California law, this article will examine the legal and social aspects of sanctuary cities in California. Though all states are covered by the blanket of Federal law, I suggest investigating your state’s laws concerning illegal immigration and cooperation with Federal agencies. Once armed with that knowledge, start contacting your elected representatives and demand compliance with the law!

So what does it mean to be a sanctuary city? Let’s use some random city on the Left Coast…hmm, what about San Francisco? The bay area is probably the most liberal locale in the nation. (Not to say there aren’t good folks there too, I know a few living there) San Francisco has been a “City of Refuge” since 1989. I think the best description of a sanctuary policy was given by San Francisco’s Mayor, Gavin Newsom. In 2008 Mayor Newsom and Supervisor Tom Ammiano launched a campaign to renew awareness of the sanctuary policy on “undocumented residents.” Here is what Mayor Newsom said;

“The City’s public awareness campaign is a reminder that City employees will not report individuals or their immigration status to federal immigration agents. San Francisco residents should feel safe when they visit a public health clinic, enroll their children in school, report a crime to the Police Department or seek out other City services.” (City and County of San Francisco website) You may have missed the “we will bend over backwards, kiss your (insert adult language), and pay you for it” part…it’s in the fine print.

Imagine that the next Mohammed Atta (ringleader to the 9/11 hijackings) is currently living in San Francisco and there illegally. According to what Newsom is saying above, even if SFPD knows this person is illegal, an officer is PROHIBITED from reporting that person. I invite you to read the ordinance, though you may find yourself in a maze of legalese, which contradicts itself. The message in it is pretty clear though, the city and its employees cannot, will not, may not, shall not assist ICE or any other immigration agency. There are some provisos for notifying those agencies, but in practice, affirmed by Newsom’s statement, San Francisco provides illegal aliens a safe-zone. It’s like a base runner stealing for home and the catcher is in on it. Heck, the catcher even gave the runner the signal to come on in!

Undoubtedly, some libby is out there screaming that the majority of illegal immigrants are Latinos, not Middle Eastern terrorists. They will then give the “they are here to make an honest living” argument. That may be true, but there are a significant portion of criminals hiding among them. And sanctuary cities provide an environment suited to their needs. Let’s look at a couple of examples to illustrate my point.

How about the life and times of Edwin Ramos? This El Salvadoran illegal alien was part of a violent street gang. Although he had committed two felonies while a juvenile, San Francisco’s sanctuary policy protected him from being reported to immigration authorities. Apparently, because a 48-year-old man and his two sons prevented Ramos from making a turn in his vehicle, they were shot and killed.

Enrique Sosa Alvarez lived under the security blanked provided by the city of San Jose, CA (not far from SF). Alvarez was described by neighbors a being a brutish, girlfriend beating, no-job-having thug. This “undocumented resident” broke into a San Jose, CA, home and kidnapped a 9-year-old girl. For two days Alvarez raped and tortured this poor girl before letting her go in Palo Alto, CA. San Jose’s Mayor recently denied San Jose’s sanctuary status. However, the city has a policy of refusing assistance to immigration authorities and will not report immigration status. Further, they refused to assist the Department of Justice in investigating people suspected of terrorist ties in the wake of 9/11. Sounds like sanctuary to me.

I hold all these sanctuary cities complicit in these crimes. It is the knowledge that they live in a safe-zone that keeps illegal aliens pouring in. I also believe Washington politicians are to blame because of lax immigration policies and amnesty programs, but that’s an argument for another day.

In case people are missing the point about this, let me be perfectly clear. These cities are granting de facto amnesty, ergo citizenship, to people who have not been processed and vetted. It is the responsibility of the Federal government to ensure immigrants meet our qualifications and standards. And do not mistake me for being anti-immigrant. I celebrate the diversity we gain when immigration is accomplished in the proper manner. However, when these rogue “city-states” act autonomously, they place all of us in danger by circumventing laws meant to protect ALL citizens of the United States.

What these cities do not consider the effect their policies have on surrounding communities. These criminals do not stay within the confines of the sanctuary cities. People outside these jurisdictions are affected by the crimes of criminals the sanctuary cities aim to protect. And because those affected live outside a sanctuary city’s jurisdiction, those people have no standing in the policies regarding sanctuary. Because their actions have the far-reaching effects, something must be done to protect the rest of us from their defiance of American law. It is incumbent on our Federal and State officials to correct these actions and bring these rogue “city-states” back in line with our nation’s ideals and laws.

Again, this is a very important point, the process of immigration includes ascertaining the applicant “be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States.” Does either Edwin Ramos or Enrique Alvarez fit the bill? It is the Federal government that is entrusted to determine if a person is worthy of entry and/or citizenship. Sanctuary cities do not have a right to sidestep the immigration laws and make a person a veritable citizen.

So, what does the law say about this? Both Federal and State laws prohibit a policy which would establish a sanctuary city. The law is very clear about it, so why is it allowed to continue?

On the Federal side, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) addresses the relationship between Federal and State agencies. Section 642(a) of IIRIRA states;

Federal, State, or local government entity or official MAY NOT PROHIBIT, OR IN ANY WAY RESTRICT, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual. (U.S. Code, Title 8, Section 1373)

The State of California also requires liaison with Federal agencies in regards to illegal immigration, it states the following;

Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. (California Penal Code, Section 834b(a))

Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to PREVENT OR LIMIT the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly PROHIBITED. (California Penal Code, Section 834b(c))

San Francisco’s Sanctuary Ordinance violates all of these statutes. So why are they allowed to continue its practice? Frankly, we have sat on the sidelines for far too long. We have allowed a tail-wagging-the-dog situation drive this issue. Perhaps we have all dismissed places like San Francisco because all the nutty politics that have come out of there for many years. However, it is time we recognize that sanctuaries like San Francisco are encouraging illegal aliens to stream into our nation and reside without fear of the law. This practice is endangering the lives of American citizens and costing us billions in tax-payer monies.

The responsibility of correcting these actions falls squarely on the Governor and the Attorney General’s Office. As Attorney General, Jerry Brown, a San Francisco area native, has a duty to ensure compliance with the law, yet he has done nothing. You might consider that since he is running for Governor. In case you are curious about Brown’s position, listen to his answers about illegal immigration and you will understand where he stands…amnesty for all. Even though he is California’s “top cop”, he won’t even identify them as illegal.

I urge you to research your elected officials and learn about their stance on illegal immigration. Listen closely to what they say. Stop accepting terms like “undocumented resident”, it’s like calling a drug dealer an “undocumented pharmacist.” Politicians come up with these politically correct terms to pander to pro-illegal alien groups. Demand adherence to the law! Enough politics-as-usual!

Send emails, letters, missives, or carrier pigeons to your elected officials expressing your desire to clean up this mess. Every Governor, Senator, Representative, City Council, etc. have a website. That is your quickest and easiest avenue to voice your concerns. Remember they are our stewards, placed there by us, and just as easily replaced.


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About exmaninblues

I see troubling trends developing in this country and fear for its future. This blog is intended to incite others to action.
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5 Responses to Now Serving Today’s Special: Sanctuary For All

  1. Jamie says:

    Thank you for solidifying my already held stance on sanctuary cities. The facts you present makes it hard to deny that our state is allowing its cities to break the law and there should be consequences for that. The question is how do we go about about doing something about when the majority of the citizens of the state are willing allow such lawlessness when it comes to their latino brothers and sisters. All it needs is the old reliable racism tag and the masses come out to thwart the evil white man and his attempts to suppress all others. We need more people like you willing to present the facts and, maybe more importantly, people willing to read them with a logical mindset. I have told many co-workers and friends about this site and have had interesting conversations about its content. Thanks again for your efforts.

  2. exmaninblues says:

    Jamie, thanks first of all for spreading the word about my blog. I really feel a calling to voice my opinion, which seems to resonate with many. As for the majority feeling, the tide is turning. A recent poll found that 50% of Californians agree with Arizona’s immigration law, while 43% disagree. Not a huge margin, but for California that speaks volumes. The simple fact is, of the illegal immigrants, most are Latino. Therefore, any law addressing illegal immigration will naturally affect Latinos. But that is a statistical inevitability, not racial profiling. No one that I know or affiliate with disagree with immigration, quite the opposite, we endorse it. We do disagree with entering and residing illegally in this sovereign nation. Complete the legal process and we welcome you with open arms. We invite all to come here in the legal fashion, as millions have done before, and add to our collective culture. There are of course groups like MEChA who want to make this a racial war and divide us. Simply put, they have an agenda and it is not part of the American dream. But that’s for a future article…

  3. Kat says:

    Very powerfully written, my friend. You are well-researched, confident, concise and entertaining to boot! I was very engaged and enjoyed this piece very much! Keep it up babe!

  4. Bill Clough, TSGT USAF (RET) says:

    Your Blog was recommended to me by my friend Jim Fennell and I’m looking forward to receiving your Postings. I one of my Posts from the several Blogs that I Post on.

    The Two Most DAngerious Major Threats to America

    If True American Patriots do not act we condemn our progeny to Hell of Marxism and Islam with only hope of recovery will be “Civil War”.

    Not to ignore foreign threats and the need for us to be involved in Iraq, Europe, Asia, etc, there is however, two greater threats to America from within that seem to me to be far more dangerous and will make our involvement in the rest of the world mute.

    I. The first threat dates from the 1920’s and the attempt by the Socialists and Communist to take over America and Europe by bringing down those governments as part of the world wide Bolshevik Revolution. From Historians like Blair Coan and his book “The Red Web” we know that the Socialists and communists failure to achieve their goals through nation wide strikes, etc, met and assumed the name “Progressives” and formed their legal arm the “American Civil Liberties Union”, the Marxist ACLU. They infiltrated both parties, but had their greatest success with the Democrat Party. Even though there was some move to defeat there efforts, they vary successfully hid their agenda and under their new party name “Progressives” managed to move into governments of all levels from local cities to the federal government.

    With WWII and Hitler’s attack on the USSR, suddenly Stalin becomes Uncle Joe and Communism is acceptable, even to the point that senior advisors to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman are Communists. Their strong influence at the federal level results in two vary serious mistakes. Giving Easter Europe to Russia and giving China to Mao. We now know that McCarthy was right, thanks to Authors like M. Stanton Evans and his book “Blacklisted by History” and John Stormer’s “None Dare Call It TREASON (Highly recommended). Some of the “New Names” of the 40’s & 50’s were “Americans for Progress”, ‘Progressive citizens of America”, “The Progressive Party’ and etc. While some of the the most obvious communists at State and in other departments were allowed to reassign, they did in fact stay in government and only moved to another department or to our UN Representation, and some few were convicted of Treason.

    Today’s Communists/Socialists no longer appear to take orders from Moscow and are now under the banner “Progressives” or “Secular Progressives” and have moved to turn America into a Communist/Socialist State The “USSR” of America.

    The Democratic party of Roosevelt and Kennedy has surrendered to these “Progressives/Secular Progressives”. Note that Hillary, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, ‘p’resident Obama, Boxer, to name a few have said they are “Progressives” or “Secular Progressives” and the programs they support, speeches, etc are the same as those espoused by the Bolsheviks. Government owns everything, makes all decisions, provides all health care, what you can eat, what your children learn in school, etc, etc.

    I recommend that a look at Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson’s Books regarding a 5th Column in America, Kenneth R. Timmerman’s “Shadow Warriors”, and John Bolton’s “Surrender Is Not an Option”. While these last two books do not specifically point out that the “Traitors” they write about are “Progressives/Secular Progressives”, they do note the sabotage to at least the current administration, that these people are all so called “Democrats” and were appointed by Carter or Clinton, and are members of the “new” Democrat Party controlled by the “Progressives/Secular Progressives” and the likes of the Marxist ACLU, and

    II. The Second threat is the Muslim Invasion of the U. S. and Europe. All Arabic and Persian Muslim Nations from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia are enemies of all Infidel Nations. Their desire to create a world wide “Caliphate” has been declared by Ben Laden and others. These people are not the poor, downtrodden, suppressed religious peoples who immigrated in the past. They are well educated, if not wealth at least well off and completely support the Wahhabi Mosques and teachings.

    Some 25-30 years ago a huge Immigration of Islamic Muslims began to the U.S. They settled mostly in the major cities of the U.S. and were sponsored by the Saudi’s and the Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt for the most part. I quote from the World Tribune “Because this country does not “discriminate” in its Immigration Policy, we have several million Muslims (Islamists) in this country (the exact number is disputed but we can safely say there is at least 6 millions and others suggest it might be as high as 8 million)”.

    Beyond a doubt there is Fanatic Muslim 5th Columns operating in the United States today. The very fact that the 9/11 Suicide Bombers could operate effectively is proof. There is no way these men had the knowledge to travel, collect the necessary information and put their plan into effect with out the support of a 5th Column in place and operating throughout our country. They began their journey in San Diego with the aid of the Islamic people and Mosques.

    There are 2,000 Wahhabi Mosques in the United States, at each of these there is at least one Wahhabi Imam all primarily supported by Saudi Arabia and King Fahd himself (Note: the Saudi’s are the primary support of Wahhabi Mosques in Europe and England as well). We know that the Wahhabi Mosques and Imams in the Islamic World, Europe, and England have been teaching the Koran Demand that all non-believers are less then human and to kill them is a good thing to do. Note: Even the “So Called” Moderate Muslims donate to the Mosques in support of Al Qaeda, Hamas, etc and their children must attend a “Madras” that teaches “Suicide Jihad”.

    To understand our own danger, we only need to take note of the aggressive Muslim moves in England giving Muslims Special consideration not given to any other religions. Such as the “Family courts” that may be usurped by a Muslim court and use “Sharia Law”, that Ghettos of Muslims are segregated and off limits to non-Muslims and that in most European States the Judo/Christian populations will be overwhelmed by the growing Muslim “Birth rate” and immigration.

    In our own country CAIR a Muslim (Islamic) Legal Arm like the Marxist ACLU uses U. S. Law to achieve similar special privileges. In the State of Washington a Ghetto of Muslims are seeking the right to substitute “Sharia Law” for U. S. law. In some of our schools with help from the “Progressive/Secular Progressives” they even teach two weeks of “understanding Muslims” where children in the 5-7th grades, dress like Muslims, take a Muslim Name and study the Koran where they are told that Islam is the only true religion. In a school in San Diego, CA again with the help of “Progressive” School Officials” at 1 PM every afternoon the classes shut down for a hour of Muslim Prayer and Study. This has since been discontinued but it is emblematic of the constant attempts to give Muslims special privileges.

    My source for most of this data in Islam is Stealth JIHAD by Robert Spencer, Londonistan by Melanie Philips and many hours searching on “goggle.

    It is my belief that the 5th Columns of Muslims and “Progressives/Secular Progressives (Marxists)” are allied in their war on our Judo Christian Democracy, America.

    • exmaninblues says:

      I would certainly appreciate if you called me Anthony. With your title, I believe you are more deserving of the title of Sir. Thank you for your service to your fellow Americans. As for you post, one word…excellent! It sort of lets the cat out of the bag for my next article, at least in part. Glad to have you aboard as a reader and look forward to your comments in the future!

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