Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill Monday banning cities and counties from enacting sanctuary policies or ordinances for illegal foreigners. Considering the deadly and destructive outcomes we constantly see in sanctuary cities, now is the time for other states to join Kansas. And the fact that Kansas is not a border state shows how deeply the border crisis is affecting the entire United States.
Starting this week, no Kansas city can prevent their police from working with federal law enforcement or exchanging information about someone’s citizenship or immigration status. This move overturns three sanctuary ordinances in Wyandotte County, Lawrence and Roeland Park, as well as preventing local entities from enacting them in the future.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen how sanctuary policies play out and it’s not pretty.
One relationship Examining US law enforcement and immigration records, it was found that over an 8-month period, more than 60% of aliens released into sanctuary jurisdictions had a “serious criminal record,” including assault, trafficking. drug and sexual abuse of children, among other violent crimes and threats to public safety.
Once released, it’s no surprise that the criminal aliens turn around and commit even more crimes. The United States Department of Homeland Security released it information report murders, robberies, assaults and other crimes committed by these aliens after they took advantage of sanctuary policies.
Take, for example, Jorge Luis Romero Arriaga, released after being detained for rape of a child when an immigration detainee was not honored in Washington. He continued to be convicted of multiple additional assaults. or Rosalio Ramos Ramos who was released and went on to commit a gruesome murder. or Cristiano Ottavio Parra Other Martin Gallo Gallardo, who were only released to kill their wives. And there are many others examples just as horrible as thesis.
In states or jurisdictions where local police cooperate with federal law enforcement, there are hundreds of examples of foreigners who have been convicted of serious crimes such as sexual assault, drug trafficking and murder are arrested and properly handed over to federal authorities. It’s safe to say that laws like the one just passed by Kansas save lives.
If helping prevent this type of violent crime isn’t reason enough to applaud the Kansas bill and convince progressive government officials that sanctuary ordinances are a horrible policy, there are also significant tax advantages in banning sanctuary cities. . The elimination of the unnecessary financial burden of illegal immigration on American taxpayers cannot be overlooked.
The Kansas bill is estimated to save taxpayers millions of dollars annually. As of 2017, Kansas spent nearly $ 4,500 for every illegal foreigner per year in public benefits, education, public safety and more. This equates to nearly $ 377 million per year. For every 100 illegal aliens arrested and properly handed over to federal law enforcement, Kansas taxpayers will save nearly half a million dollars a year.
The state’s welcome anti-sanctuary legislation is the latest on a growing list. Kansas isn’t the first state to pass a bill like this, and it’s not the first state far from the southwestern border to do so either.
Over a dozen states they passed some sort of legislation that seriously prohibits or dissuades shrine policies. In 2017, a bill similar to the one just passed by Kansas was enacted Texas. Even the states further north Montana they banned sanctuary cities, with public officials and supporters of the bill citing concerns over criminal activity and the transfer of illegal aliens into the state.
States are realizing the negative impacts of President Joe Biden’s weak border policies and are wisely taking matters into their own hands.
With the dangerous capture and release policies of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris well underway and the administration flight of illegal aliens across the country“every state in the country is now a border state. “
The administration has also announced its intention to do so end of title 42 in May, which has been used since 2020 to expel mostly unvaccinated illegal aliens in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. US Customs and Border Protection esteems that with the end of the application of Title 42, up to 18,000 illegal immigrants per day could be flooded across the southern border. We can expect every state to be affected.
Congratulations to Kansas for upholding and upholding the law. In light of Biden’s ever-growing border crisis, other states would do well to follow suit.
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