by William Teach | July 5, 2017 8:05 am
On one hand, the media keeps telling us that there really isn’t any such thing as a sanctuary city. In the next, sanctuary cities tell us they’re real
(Washington Examiner) Twenty-one mostly “sanctuary cities” are pledging to make 1 million immigrants U.S. citizens this year.
The “Naturalize NOW!” campaign, which includes liberal and progressive groups and elected officials, heralded the mayors of the cities in joining the national effort.
Among the cities cited in an Independence Day notice from Mi Familia: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Dayton, OH; Jersey City, NJ; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Miami-Dade County, FL; Montgomery County, MD; Paterson, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; New York City, NY; Salt Lake County, UT; San Francisco, CA; Seattle; South Gate, CA & Tucson, AZ.
Many are sanctuary cities and counties.
“We celebrate our independence on July 4, and honor the values of freedom, justice, unity, and equality that make us who we are,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Los Angeles joined the Naturalize NOW campaign because those principles are still worth fighting for — and to encourage eligible Angelenos and people across the country to seek a path toward citizenship and join the American family.”
According to Naturalize Now!, more immigrants than ever have applied for U.S. citizenship, a spike coming at a time when the Trump administration is warning all illegal immigrants about deportation.
There are a few problems here. First, cities and states do not have the power to naturalize anyone. That is a function of the federal government.
Second, it is illegal to lie on a federal application for citizenship form. And it is illegal to be in the United States without authorization. And illegal aliens are not eligible for citizenship. Hence, the only way they could go through the process is to lie.
And if these mostly Democrats, with a smattering of squishy Republicans, attempt to help an illegal alien get citizenship falsely, they will have violated, at a miminum, 8 U.S. Code 1324, a federal violation.
As Tim Thomas wrote in the article comments
Citizenship used to be a sought after prize of joining a country the person respected, admired and loved, but now it is being pushed on people to sign up for so they can vote for democrats in the next election; pathetic.
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