Sunday, November 22, 2009

Imagration: Sanctuary Cities Are Illegal

Many cities in the United States of America are in direct violation of their own oaths of office when they declare their city to be so-called "sanctuary cities". They have adopted ordinances that prevent their police and other city employees from inquiring about a person's immigration status.

According to Wikipedia, there 31 sanctuary cities in the USA. Some of these cities
"are Washington, D.C.; New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; San Francisco; Santa Ana; San Diego; Salt Lake City; Phoenix; Dallas; Houston; Austin; Detroit; Jersey City; Minneapolis; Miami; Denver; Baltimore; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; New Haven, Connecticut; and Portland, Maine."
So, how can this be a violation the law?

ANS: The mayors of all cities in this country and all states sign on to the US Constitution and in their oath of office, they proclaim it.

Oaths of office read ( in part):
"I, ______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States"
Using California's Oath of office it goes on to say,
"Public officer and employee" includes every officer and employee of the State, including the University of California, every county, city, city and county, district, and authority, including any department, division, bureau, board, commission, agency, or instrumentality of any of the foregoing."
Each and every police officer, officer of the court, and most especially these mayors, have sworn, or affirmed, to uphold the law of the United States. Under the United States law, entering the country without documentation and without permission is illegal. It is ilegal all of the time and everywhere within our borders and in our embassies in other countries.

So, how is it that they can declare their cites "sanctuary cities" in violation of their oath and claim any real or moral authority? No one calls them on it.

I have to wonder sometimes what would have happened if I violated the oaths I took when I enlisted in the US Army. No, I don't wonder, I know exactly what would happen. Fort Leavenworth would happen.

These violations of the law continue today with virtually no one taking these elected public officials to task for violating their oath of office. Political correctness rules these days and has much more weight than honor, self respect and morality. How can any public official insist that anyone believe them when they are perfectly happy to violate their word and the law.

Mayor Newsom of San Francisco has recently acquired some common sense, for which he is paying, moved away from his previous position of supporting sanctuaries due to the murderous acts of Edwin Ramos, who is an illegal alien from EL Salvador and member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13, a street gang). His city council still insists on keeping the policy and voted to keep it.

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