Without question, sanctuary cities are one of the hottest topics facing our nation right now, and with good reason, as these sort of policies end up putting citizens at risk as these places often harbor violent criminals who are in the country illegally.
The state of Tennessee has decided to respond to the hoopla by actually putting it’s own residents first and banning sanctuary cities, a move which is sure to leave progressives across the state in the throes of a massive temper tantrum.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters he will allow a bill that passed the state legislature last month to become law, but he is stopping short of signing it.Advertisement - story continues below
Under the new law, all localities within the Volunteer State will be banned from adopting policies that prohibit law enforcement officers from honoring detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The bill was approved just before the General Assembly adjourned April 25.
Rep. Diane Black, who is running for the GOP nomination to replace a term-limited Haslam, said she supports the bill.Trending:
The state law would ban city and municipal officials from trying to limit law enforcement officers in their jurisdictions from cooperating with ICE. In all national arrests, when a person is taken into custody by local police or a sheriff’s office, his or her name and fingerprints are automatically cross-checked against multiple national background systems.
This is absolutely the right move to make, as it puts the safety of American citizens first and allows the federal government to do it’s job to track and deport those who have entered our nation illegally.
What liberals fail to understand is that without borders you don’t have a country. It’s the same thing as leaving your door unlocked and allowing strangers to come in and take your things and use your resources without any concern for your own survival or your family’s.
Most people would never allow such a thing to happen on a personal level, yet will do so at the national level which is pure nonsense.
We all want immigrants here in America. This nation needs to have the best and brightest minds from all over the world in order to thrive and to provide the rest of the globe with innovation it desperately needs.
However, you have to come here through the proper channels. That’s not a whole lot to ask. Should there be a conversation about the current immigration system and it’s flaws for those who want to come here the right way? Sure. Let’s do that.
But we still need to be a nation of laws, therefore, those who enter illegally need to be sent back home.
Source: Washington Examiner