(Andrea Horwath ran to be Ontario Premier. She offered the entire Province of Ontario to become a “sanctuary” Province)
(Canadian Labour Congress supports sanctuary cities)
(HuffPo Author Defends Open Borders)
1. Important Links
CLICK HERE, for 2004-2018 Immigration Reports to Parliament.
CLICK HERE, for Canada’s immigration now at 1M/year.
CLICK HERE, for mass migration during high unemployment.
CLICK HERE, for remittances and brain drain.
CLICK HERE, for article on U.S. amnesties, illegal immigration.
CLICK HERE, for Andrea Horwath, Ontario NDP leader, supporting making Ontario a “Sanctuary Province”, but refusing to release cost estimates.
CLICK HERE, for Canadian Labour Congress.
CLICK HERE, for Toronto Sun article on costs of illegal immigration.
2. Horwath Supports Sanctuary Ontario
During the 2018 Provincial election campaign in Ontario, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath campaigned on (among other things), turning Ontario into a sanctuary province. She claimed providing social services to people with no legal right to be in the country was “humane”. Unsurprisingly, she refused to tell the public how much it would cost, fearing a backlash.
To be fair however, Conservative leader Doug Ford supported Toronto becoming a sanctuary city. So did his brother, Rob Ford. Both men claimed to be “populists” yet supported giving illegal aliens (with no right to be in the country), the right to remain in Toronto and receive taxpayer funded services. It also needs to be said that John Tory, the current mayor of Toronto, supports sanctuary cities as well. He used to be the leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario.
Conservatives supporting sanctuary cities in Ontario? Guess they figure the economic growth will offset the erosion of borders and identity.
3. Canadian Labour Congress Supports Sanctuary Cities, 200-500K Illegals
There are an estimated 200,000 to 500,000 non-status migrants in Canada.
Non-status migrants of course is a euphemism for illegal alien/illegal immigrant. It would be interesting to get a source for that estimate. A Toronto Sun article also quoted the 200K to 500K estimate of illegals, but did not provide a source.
No kidding. They are in the country illegally.
So, should we turn a blind eye to this law breaking just because it would greatly inconvenience the people who are doing it?
Rise in anti-immigrant sentiment? Yes, because they are in the country illegally. Nice job of conflating legal and illegal. For a union that claims to represent 3 million people, it’s scary how little it thinks of existing laws.
4. HuffPo Author: Borders As Undemocratic
Even for Huffington post, this is nonsense. Apparently, being in the country illegally is nothing to be concerned about. Being treated differently for being here illegally is discrimination. Sanctuary cities are a way to redress this grievance.
Donald Trump is challenging the core values of democracy? So are illegal aliens entitled to voting rights? Are they entitled to weigh in on democratic affairs, despite being in the country illegally?
Residents belong in the city, regardless of immigration status? Okay, then why bother with borders at all? Is seems that borders are discriminatory.
Obvious question: sanctuary cities are the last vestige for people yearning to breathe free, then why go to these countries at all? They don’t seem very warm and welcoming.
5. 41,000 Illegals To Be Deported Vanish
The article explains how Auditor General Sheila Fraser in 2008 found that 41,000 out of 63,000 (about 2/3) of those with pending deportation orders have simply disappeared. Nicely done. Wonder how many of them are now hiding in sanctuary cities. Guess we’ll never know.
6. Canucks, Put This In Perspective
As bad as this seems for us Canadians, our situation doesn’t hold a candle to the situation going on in the United States.
7. How Bad In The U.S.A.?
- California, (Senate Bill 54)
- Colorado, House Bill (HB) 1124
- Illinois, the TRUST Act.
- Massachusetts, Supreme Court ruling.
- New Mexico, various changes.
Cities and Counties
Contra Costa County
Los Angeles County
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
San Francisco County
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
San Miguel County
Iowa City, Johnson County
Prince George’s County
New Mexico County Jails
New York City
St. Lawrence County
Hood River County
Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
San Juan County
Walla Walla County
8. Various Legal Challenges
This is far from exhaustive, but here are a few court challenges regarding sanctuary cities.
A Judge has ruled that Tucson, AZ can in fact hold a referendum in making the city a sanctuary city. Opponents are considering an appeal.
A Texas law against sanctuary cities is being challenged in Federal Court. Lawyers claim a variety of constitutional issues.
A lawsuit against a Florida law against sanctuary cities is being challenged in a Federal Court lawsuit.
Efforts to block funding for sanctuary cities has been stopped by a San Francisco, CA, judge.
9. Sanctuary Cities Do End-Run On Borders
The Federal Government (regardless of country) should be the one setting its own border security policies. Certainly immigration is a topic to be openly discussed, but that is not the case here.
Sanctuary cities circumvent national governments by providing social services to people who aren’t even allowed to be the in country in the first place.
It is not “failing to be inclusive” by preventing such cities from happening. Rather, it is respecting the laws and the public.
Certainly the Canadian situation is not nearly as extreme as the American one. We have only a handful of “sanctuary cities”, at least for now. The U.S. has 7 sanctuary STATES, and countless cities and counties.