These "sanctuaries" fall under state and local jurisdictions.
These sanctuary policies obstruct federal law authorizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to administratively deport illegal aliens without seeking criminal warrants or convictions from federal, state, or local courts.
Why would all these cities, states, or counties choose not to comply with federal law? My guess is these cities would rather risk offering sanctuary and keep a cheap labor force of illegal immigrants.
A recent survey revealed Fifty percent (50%) of people think strong penalties against (U.S. employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants) would reduce future illegal immigration a lot.
The same number (50%) also believe ending all federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities would have a big impact on the flow of illegals into this country.
Until we crack down on companies hiring illegal immigrants there will always be a "wink-wink" immigration policy in the U.S. where we claim we want to secure the borders while at the same time creating a labor force for them. There is also an underground system whereby Americans help illegals to navigate through the maze of finding housing, transportation, and put them in touch with businesses specializing in offering "habla espanol" services.
The INS could do a daily round up at all Western Union locations.
At some point the government needs to come clean with it's citizens and admit we benefit from illegal immigration!
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that, “about half of the hired workers employed in U.S. crop agriculture were unauthorized, with the overwhelming majority of these workers coming from Mexico.” The USDA has also warned that, “any potential immigration reform could have significant impacts on the U.S. fruit and vegetable industry.” Growers and labor unions put this figure at 70 percent!
National Milk Producers Federation in 2009, stated retail milk prices would increase by 61 percent if its immigrant labor force were to be eliminated."
When illegal immigrants cross the border, there’s a citizen waiting to hire them and benefit in some manner from their labor.
Neither party wants to shut down the border and if there is a path to citizenship it would eliminate the cheap labor benefits as well as give them the power to vote in elections at some point in time.
The majority of low income citizens tend to vote Democrat.