Thursday, January 26, 2017



The Blackmail of San Francisco 

Federal Regulation of Sanctuary Cities

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Definition:
Sanctuary City: A City that protects the rights of undocumented immigrants by not prosecuting them for not

Links:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/presidential-executive-order-enhancing-public-safety-interior-united
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/01/26/constitutional-problems-with-trumps-executive-order-on-sanctuary-cities/?utm_term=.0757d7abd06f

Summary:
With his executive power, Trumo has decided to stop sanctuary cities from existing, because he claims that "Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States." He has signed an executive order that will "direct executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States." If said cities do not comply to this order then they"are not eligible to receive Federal grants" (Whitehouse.gov).

If the Government jargon confused you here is a quick summary: Trump signed an order that requires sanctuary cities to stop protecting undocumented citizens, else they will not get any money from the government. 

Side Note:
This violates the 10th amendment. Since the constitution does not explicitly require cities to purge themselves of immigrants, the states have the right to choose. It is the job of the federal government to enforce immigration laws, not the states, therefore states can't be required to enforce such laws.

Connection:
This relates to when we learned about the Constitution and the framework in the government. The sanctuary cities are on the sides of the Anti-federalists, in which they want states rights to be upheld, while Trump is on the side of the federalists, wanting all the power in the federal government.

Question:
Should Governors like Jerry Brown accept these demands and stop sheltering undocumented immigrants? Or should he fight to uphold states rights and the state given equal rights of foreign born inhabitants?  Do you think Trump will send in federal agents to remove immigrants? If so what will be the response?


4 comments:

  1. I do believe Governors like Jerry Brown should not accept these demands and should not stop sheltering undocumented immigrants. He should uphold states rights. It is morally wrong to take away sanctuary cities, for it may be the only protection undocumented immigrants have. I do think Trump may do so much to send federal agents to remove immigrants, however, people will protest and riot (probably even more than the ones currently happening) because the people know we are all people, therefore we should protect everyone.

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  2. Yes Sonia. It will be interesting to see democracy in full swing. People will be protesting and fighting against against these actions as they already are doing. What will be really interesting to see though, is to see how the new cabinet will react to these protests.

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  3. I think jerry brown can do what he wants. He has the right to uphold sanctuary cities, and I don't know if trump will send federal agents even though that would be breaking a lot of amendments. even if he did manage to do it that would definitely cause a major uproar

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  4. I think Jerry Brown should keep doing what he believes is best. I think San Francisco is a special place and has a acceptance that many other cities fail to have. I think we should continue to shelter the ones that are in danger and continue to fight for what we believe as the people is right. I wouldn't be surprised if Trump sent agents to get rid of illegal immigrants.

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