Phoenix Drops Its Sanctuary Status — Guess What Happened Next?

When you begin with an idea that is faulty, fraudulent, or otherwise based on mistaken premises, the likelihood of the result turning out to be desirable is remote. If the thing finally succeeds, it’s because enough work or resources were poured into fixing what began as a mess. Otherwise, people just live with the consequences or the program meets its end.

We see this in programs built on socialist or Marxist ideologies. These are deeply flawed systems of belief and what is built on them is bound to have serious problems even if they are able to marginally succeed for a period of time. Sanctuary cities have a similar problem in that the whole idea has so many flaws that it will never work to the good of the citizens of those jurisdictions that are establishing themselves as such.

When you discard a bad idea, things often start getting better. To address the sanctuary city issue, when Phoenix dropped its status as such, the crime rate dropped. There is a message that anyone can grasp, but that those who remain exponents of sanctuary cities are going to ignore or try to distort.

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“Most Americans oppose sanctuary cities, and for good reason. Sanctuary cities ban officials from asking anyone about their immigration status, allowing, illegal immigrants to break the law without fear of deportation. Now, though, some lawmakers have begun to see the light. Phoenix dropped their sanctuary city status years ago, and the evidence is in: crime has fallen to stunning lows since then.”

This really should not come as much of a surprise. And if city governments were really interested in the welfare of their citizens, they would all end the sanctuary city farce tomorrow.

“Sanctuary cities have long been known to correlate to higher crime rates. A six-year study from the University of California, for example, found that’“violent crime is slightly higher in sanctuary cities’. Not that it matters to liberals, though; take California Senate President Kevin de Leon, who still advocated for sanctuary cities and claimed it was more dangerous to deport criminals.

“‘Police chiefs across the nation believe that enlisting local police to enforce immigration law is a bad idea,’ de Leon argued. ‘Having [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] pluck criminals out of jail and send them across the border or wherever they came only to come right back endangers our communities.’”

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Now there’s some fine reasoning. And one wonders why California has so many problems. Mr. de Leon sees no point in arresting and deporting illegals only for them to return to the communities from which they were deported. Either deliberately or for some other reason, he’s missed it completely. The point of deporting illegals is to return them to their home countries and to make sure that they do not come back. California is in trouble.

“‘When we eliminated our sanctuary policy back in 2008, we saw crime, violent and stolen vehicles fall by 25 percent,’ he [Levi Bolton, executive director to the Arizona Police Association] continued. ‘We saw a 20-year low crime rate. When we were allowed and had the discretion to contact our federal immigration partners, crime fell drastically.’ Between 2008 and 2009, reported that the murder rate fell by 3%, robberies by 23%, theft by 19%, and burglaries by 14%. Crime continued to drop in following years.”

Jurisdictions which implement sanctuary city laws do their citizens a disservice. Thank goodness Phoenix figured this out before it was too late.

Source: Right Wing News