Mike Huckabee, January 27, 2017
Liberal mayors of “sanctuary cities” are digging in their heels and refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials in deporting criminal illegal immigrants. This despite the fact that a new UC Berkeley poll finds that even 74% of Californians want sanctuary cities ended. So President Trump is fighting them with a weapon that’s hard to counteract: information.
Trump has ordered the head of Homeland Security to begin publishing a weekly list of crimes committed by people who are in the US illegally, broken down by jurisdictions that refused to hold them for federal immigration authorities to deal with. How exactly are the defenders of sanctuary cities going to argue against that? Will they complain that it’s unfair to let their voters know how they’re actually being screwed over? Why not? That was their argument for why the Democratic email leaks made the election illegitimate.