Are sanctuary cities legal?

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December 8, 2016
by Andrew P Napolitano  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"[Sanctuary cities] are places where there are large immigrant populations, among which many are undocumented, yet where there is apparently not a little public sentiment and local governmental support for sheltering the undocumented from federal reach. Trump has argued that these cities are required to comply with federal law by actively assisting the feds -- or at least not aggressively resisting them. Thus the question: Are state and local governments required to help the feds enforce federal law? In a word: No." (12/08/16)  

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  • dL

    re: this comment over there

    I think it could be argued that any safe zone within a sanctuary city or anywhere else, whether it surrounds a single person or a group of persons, is a border, period. To say the federal government can only control a certain kind of border – that between countries – is a narrow reading of the Constitution that violates the rights of legitimate, tax paying, US citizens. .

    I’m surprised has orthodox stalinists in the readership…lol. Then again, not even stalin tried to build a berlin wall around a fucking toilet…

    Con=commie is not really being facetious

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