Most of us are aware of the existence of sanctuary cities – over 200 cities and localities which don’t turn illegal immigrants over to Federal immigration enforcement if they’re caught undocumented.
The logic behind such policies is that illegals who are victims of crimes will be more likely to report those crimes if they don’t have to fear deportation when going forward to law enforcement. If only politicians were equally concerned about legal citizens being victims of crimes
Sanctuary cities made national news following the death of Katie Steinle, a San Francisco resident who was killed by an illegal who had previously been deported five times. San Francisco, naturally, is a sanctuary city.
For one State, the insanity of Sanctuary Cities just isn’t enough – they want to be the first “Sanctuary State.”
Delaware could become the nation’s first “sanctuary state” — endangering all of its legal citizens and effectively crippling both state and local law enforcement. That’s if Senate Bill 60 passes.
“Essentially what SB 60 does is makes us a sanctuary state,” Brian Pettyjohn, a Republican state senator who opposes the bill, said. “Using the terms outlined in the bill, it uses state tools to limit what law enforcement can do throughout the state in terms of detaining illegal immigrants. This bill basically gives them a free pass.”
The bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Brian Townsend (D), said of the measure, “There is a very important consideration that would support the passage of SB 60.
Townsend had previously indicated that he would not run the bill, but so far he hasn’t stricken it either — so it can still move forward, according to multiple sources.
The bill also facilitates the Delaware driving privilege card, regardless of immigration status.
The State is already home to over 50,000 illegals, and with the passage of this law, we may have to rename it “New-New-Mexico.”
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