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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trump's order causes showdown between 'sanctuary' cities & states

President Trump plans to cut of millions of dollars in federal funds to cities who are not following the law of the land. Known as "sanctuary cities" they protect illegal immigrants by failing to cooperate with federal authorities. In other words, they provide sanctuary to illegal criminal immigrants, but they don't provide a sanctuary to their victims.

Trump's goal of ending sanctuary cities may be better carried out by GOP governors who share that goal.

"State governments can have a lot more control over local municipalities than the federal government does," Angela Morrison, professor at Texas A&M University's School of Law told Fox News.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to "remove from office" any local official who promotes sanctuary cities. He announced the legislation last week amid a dispute between Abbott and Travis County Sherrif Sally Hernandez. She said she would reduce her department's cooperation with federal officials when they request an inmate be deported.

The governor threatened to cut off about $2 million in state funding to Hernandez's office if she refuses to follow the law.

"The power of the purse is going to be big because the state can tie funding to existing laws," said Morrison.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Trump adviser, backs Trump's campaign promise and he may also cut funding to local governments who provide "sanctuary" policies but has thus far not revealed what he would do.

"I agree with [Trump]. I took the same position when I ran for president," Christie said on his monthly radio show. "Elected officials can't be allowed to pick and choose which laws they choose to comply with."

But Morrison said that New Jersey adheres to home rule which gives local municipalities much more power in administrating laws and would make it more difficult for Christie to enforce Trump's order.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is a Republican who appears to be missing his "man parts" as he refuses to say publicly where he stands on the issue of sanctuary cities. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a flaming liberal who was Obama's chief of staff and hates Trump, called on Rauner to say where he stands.

"We're going to stay a sanctuary city," Emanuel said. "Wherever you came from, you're welcome here." [Whatever you do while you're here, robbery, murder, rape, whatever, we will protect you.]

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, a fierce leftist, said he would do everything in his power to protect Boston residents living in the country 'without authorization' even if that means using City Hall, but not his home, as a shelter.

"If people want to live here, they'll live here. They can use my office. They can use any office in this building," he said, but he refuses to allow them to move into his neighborhood.

"Washington is advancing the most destructive and un-American threat on America during this campaign," he added. "The latest executive orders and statements by the president are a direct attack on Boston's people, Boston's strength and Boston's values."

Republican Gov. Charles Baker, much like Rauner, only sings in falsetto. He claims that he doesn't want Massachusetts to become a "sanctuary state," he believes cities and towns "should be allowed to make their own decisions," because then he doesn't have to grow a pair and take a stand.

It seems as if the left will only be happy when the United States of America becomes the Untied States of America and the country loses it sovereignty.