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Sanctuary cities

From: domainremoved <Cherie>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:34:33 -0700

Dear City Council Members,

I urge you not to turn Menlo Park into a “sanctuary city,” and not to file an amicus brief in support of Santa Clara County’s lawsuit against President Trump’s Executive Order.

The “sanctuary” we citizens and legal residents require of you is for ourselves and our families, i.e. safe, law-abiding communities. As public officials, why would you even consider jeopardizing our safety by making our city a magnet for criminal illegal aliens? The illegal alien who shot and killed Kate Steinle went to San Francisco precisely because it is a sanctuary city—a “sanctuary” for lawbreakers, criminals and felons. Why would you tie the hands of our police officers, forbidding them from complying with a legal order from the federal government?

Some people have unfortunately become so partisan that they virulently oppose anything and everything President Trump says or does. The fact is that the President is completely within his Constitutional authority in ordering this temporary ban against immigrants from countries that harbor terrorists and who can’t currently be properly vetted. This is just common sense. Do you really want such people in your neighborhood?

Lest you’ve forgotten: Obama, Clinton, Bush and Carter all imposed immigration restriction bans—Obama in the lead, having done so 19 times. But nobody made a fuss over it. There are simply times when you need to protect your country this way.

Enough with the virtue-signaling—you do not have the moral high-ground here. You are proposing to stand against the law of the land, and of course there will be consequences for that. In fact, there well may be legal as well as financial consequences if you go through with making Menlo Park a sanctuary city.

It’s one thing to take legal action that residents request, but quite another to take illegal action.


Cherie Zaslawsky
Received on Mon Mar 13 2017 - 20:36:54 PDT

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