Following Trump's presidential announcement, in which he drastically stirred the pot on immigration, the American populace was forced to analyze its current stance on immigration from our southern neighbors and beyond. When Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman, was murdered by an undocumented immigrant who should have been deported, many realized that it was time to address the Sanctuary City policies that allow illegal immigrants to avoid federal immigration law - the same policies that allowed Steinle's murderer to remain in the country.
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, addressed the topic yesterday afternoon. Johnson described San Francisco's policy that allows them to not turn over illegal immigrants to federal authorities as "not acceptable." He explained that such laws make it impossible for federal agents to effectively perform their jobs and keep the country safe. “It is counterproductive to public safety to have this level of resistance to working with our immigration enforcement personnel,” Johnson stated.
“It is simply, in my judgment, not acceptable to have no policy of cooperation with immigration enforcement,” Johnson furthered. “We’re all interested in getting criminals off the street.”
What do you think about Johnson's analysis of Sanctuary Cities?