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One thing is certain: If you violate federal law you are likely to be punished with a fine, imprisonment or both. These laws are supposed to apply to everyone, unless, it seems, you are an illegal alien living in
By now, anyone not preoccupied with stories about shark attacks, the Confederate flag or singer
The concept of a sanctuary city comes from the Hebrew Bible.
"...if someone deliberately kills another person, then the slayer must be dragged even from my altar and be put to death. (Exodus 21:14). But if it was simply an accident permitted by G0D, I will appoint a place of refuge where the slayer can run for safety. (Exodus 21:13). These cities will be places of protection from a dead person's relatives who want to avenge the death. The slayer must not be put to death before being tried by the community. (Numbers 35:19) "Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the blood avenger. ... The congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the blood avenger, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he fled; and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil..." (Numbers 35:24-28).
This ancient concept for a sanctuary city was not to shield a suspect from justice, but to guarantee justice was done. The suspected murderer would be given safe haven only until a trial was held. If he was found guilty, he was executed. If he was acquitted he was set free. But if he left the sanctuary city before the trial, "the avenger of blood" could kill him.
Officials in "sanctuary cities" pervert the concept of sanctuary by helping suspects evade the law.
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In fact, writes International Business Times, "...a number of local leaders in U.S. cities have renewed their efforts to foster welcoming and inclusive communities for illegal aliens. So-called 'sanctuary policies' ... are intended to signal to the undocumented community that it's safe to come out of the shadows without the fear of being reported to federal authorities."
If laws are not enforced, what is the point of having them?
If politicians are so afraid of losing the Hispanic vote that they do nothing in response to the murder of