Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, February 2, 2016
The number of so-called “Sanctuary Cities” has crossed 300 in a rapid expansion despite public protests and moves in Congress to cut off funding.
The Center for Immigration Studies has updated its list to include Dallas County in Texas, Philadelphia, five Kentucky counties and possibly the whole state of Massachusetts as areas where federal law enforcement demands for information and access to jailed illegals immigrants will be denied.
Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, gave some examples of the new cities, counties and states that have joined in the sanctuary movement of denying federal demands–while also getting federal funding.
Outgoing Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who had long maintained obstructive sanctuary policies, undid them before leaving office in December 2015. One of the very first acts of new Mayor Jim Kenney, within hours of his swearing-in, and after accepting some homemade bread baked by illegal aliens, was to institute a new sanctuary policy.
In addition to Dallas County, other new sanctuary jurisdictions include the city of Lawrence, Mass., and five counties in Kentucky. In addition, in December, a committee of the Massachusetts legislature approved a strict and far-reaching sanctuary bill.
[Editor’s Note: The original article has a list of known states, counties, and cities that harbor illegal alien criminals.]