June 27, 2017

Seattle sues to protect sanctuary city status

If I am not mistaken, immigration laws are federal, as they ought to be. City governments should not be flouting those laws. William Teach explores the issue

On the one hand, Seattle is doing all it can to take firearms out of the hands of law abiding citizens. On the other, it’s doing all it can to protect criminal illegal aliens. And the illegal alien population is way up in Washington state, where they are doing all they can to protect the criminals

(Reuters) The city of Seattle sued U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday over its executive order seeking to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities,” arguing it amounted to unconstitutional federal coercion.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray told reporters the Constitution forbade the federal government from pressuring cities, “yet that is exactly what the president’s order does. Once again, this new administration has decided to bully.”

“Things like grants helping us with child sex trafficking are not connected to immigration,” Murray said, adding: “It is time for cities to stand up and ask the courts to put an end to the anxiety in our cities and the chaos in our system.”

Did he really go there? Illegal immigration and sex trafficking are not connected at all?

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