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New Border Wall Plan Shakes Washington—Sanctuary Cities Could Lose Everything
By Ben Dutka|May 1, 2018
New Border Wall Plan Shakes Washington—Sanctuary Cities Could Lose Everything

We need a border wall.

That’s just the plain and simple truth of the matter. Illegal immigration has spun out of control and our defenses at the southern border are still woefully lacking.

But there is the big question of expense: who will foot that massive bill?

This is a question that has dominated political conversation ever since Donald Trump was elected President. And there doesn’t appear to be an easy answer.

American taxpayers could pay for some of it, of course, and Trump floated the idea of having Mexico pay for the wall as well.

However, perhaps there’s a better solution. And when you think about it, this one makes perfect sense.

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) made an announcement regarding the new plan, in legislation titled: “Make Sanctuary Cities Pay for the Wall Act.”

From IJR:

With well over 300 sanctuary cities across the country, it is past time for Congress to take decisive action. Sanctuary cities blatantly subvert the rule of law, incentivize further illegal immigration and endanger law-abiding citizens.

All the while, criminals and drugs flow across our porous southern border, bringing violence and crime into our towns and communities.

This poses a critical threat to public safety and America’s national security as we know that Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations are actively operating in Latin America. Enough is enough.

By simultaneously defunding sanctuary cities and funding construction of a border wall, this legislation offers a comprehensive solution to one of our nation’s most pressing and persistent problems.

How perfect is that?

Punish those who encourage and protect illegal aliens by making them pay for the country’s defense! Like we said, it makes perfect sense.

If it passes, the legislation would really put a serious hurt on sanctuary cities:

…the legislation will withhold ‘certain federal funds and grants from jurisdictions that forbid their law enforcement officials from sharing information with federal immigration officials or complying with an immigration detainer.’

Both the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and NumbersUSA have already endorsed this bill, so it’s off to a positive start.

Do you agree with this idea? Would you support this piece of legislation? We sure would! 😀

Source: Independent Journal Review

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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