Chris Arps, Host of The Tim Jones and Chris Arps Show
Martha’s Vineyard city leaders want you to know they are a “sanctuary community,” NOT a “sanctuary city.” This seems like a distinction without a difference but here’s the distinction according to this article in the Cape Cod Times:
“Since 2017, six out of 15 Cape Cod towns have become designated “safe communities,” offering some protection to undocumented migrants, said activist Mark Gabriele. But the word sanctuary, he said, can often be misunderstood. “There is no protection for any criminal prosecution, or protection from ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) performing its functions,” said Gabriele, of the Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities. “It’s a matter of the local police participating or not participating in ICE initiatives. That’s the heart of it.”
Aren’t you in effect protecting illegal aliens from criminal prosecution when you refuse to uphold the Constitution of the United States and arrest them? Is the altruism of Martha’s Vineyard’s residents based on sheer compassion or is there also an economic reason as well? I think you can make a credible case that it is the latter.
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