So-called “sanctuary cities” are becoming more evident in the media in the months leading up to President Trump’s inauguration, with his promise to reform immigration across the nation.

Council members of the small town of Evanston, Illinois just voted unanimously to bar local police forces from sharing information on illegal alien activity to federal officials.

The city has claimed “sanctuary” status for illegal aliens who would like to avoid federal penalty.

Breitbart News reports:

The aldermen of Evanston, Illinois unanimously adopted a policy which will ban local police from being able to share information with federal immigration officials from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, according to Evanston Now.

Supporters of the sanctuary status claim that the university and public schools enroll illegal aliens, and thus should “protect” them.

Breitbart News reports:

Supporters of the sanctuary city policy, like Michelle Vazquez from Evanston Township High School, said the public schools and universities in the area support illegal immigrants, therefore Evanston should do the same.

The new ordinance denies police officers a chance to report the illegal alien activity to the correct officials.

Breitbart News reports:

Under the ordinance, local police are not allowed to hold an illegal alien solely on immigration status. Likewise, when ICE asks police to hold an individual for their illegal immigration status, police are expected not to cooperate.

Local police will also be banned from giving federal immigration officials access to anyone in police custody and they cannot allow ICE officials into their police headquarters.

The town officials expect local police forces “not to cooperate” with federal officials in the case of an investigation involving an illegal immigrant.

There are, in fact, opponents to the sanctuary policies in the town, stating that illegal aliens should not be rewarded or protected for their crimes.

Breitbart News reports:

Opponent of the sanctuary policy, Madelyn Ducre, said the city should not be purposefully seeking to violate federal immigration law, saying “Illegal people in America are illegal.”

Illegal alien activity in recent years has increased exponentially.

The response by liberals claiming to want to protect immigrants is increasing as a result, as well.

These so-called “sanctuary cities” are overpopulated with illegal immigrants who are hiding from the law for fear of deportation or detainment, and should not be allowed to try unsuccessfully to make a stand against the law.

What are your thoughts? Should sanctuary cities be allowed to hold illegal aliens?

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