Pros And Cons Of Sanctuary Cities

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Sanctuary cities, which can be found as certain cities and states in the United States, are places where the local government has agreed to work with low-priority illegal immigrants to shield them from the federal immigration laws. To some Americans, sanctuary cities may seem as if they are doing nothing but good deeds, and vice versa. However, there are many other factors at work that help a person decide whether or not they support the concept of sanctuary cities. For example, republicans, (who have a more conservative point of view) tend to disagree with the idea of sanctuary cities, arguing that the illegal immigrants coming into the United States should not receive support from the nation, and that Americans should not have to pay taxes …show more content…

This causes a major conflict between the federal government and local governments. Because the federal government is working to turn the local police force in sanctuary cities into an ICE force (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), illegal immigrants living in sanctuary cities begin to fear they will be deported if they call the police for any reason. This is another reason some Americans may think crime runs rampid where illegal immigrants are- but the reason an illegal immigrant may not call the police when they see a crime being committed is because they fear that the police that show up may actually be ICE officers. This causes legal and social complications for illegal immigrants and American citizens living around them. However, there is one last debate about sanctuary cities that is more prominent than the rest- some people argue that the state of being an illegal immigrant should be a crime in itself, and punishable by all law enforcement. A person’s viewpoint on this pressing matter is based purely on personal preference and …show more content…

As President, my main goal would be to eliminate any distrust or social and legal pressure building between local authorities and illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities. I would do this because everyone living in the United States of America needs to feel safe; In my plan, all families who entered the United States in an illegal fashion would be assigned a social worker to help walk them through a more simplified, smooth version of the Pathway to Citizenship. Behind the social worker would be a small party of two workers; one whose profession would be to administer background checks to all the adults in the group of illegal immigrants, and one whose job would be to educate the adults in the ways of the American government and teach all of them immigrants. If for any reason one of the adults in the group was not upholding their part of the deal (not paying their taxes, not trying to learn English, not trying to learn about the American government system, failing the citizenship test on English and American government) then the adult at blame would be sent back to his or her own country, along with his or her spouse and children. However, if any one of the children is 18 years of age or older, and have been fulfilling their duties in order to become a citizen, they would be given the opportunity to stay on their

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