What is your opinion Voters say take action against sanctuary cities?

A majority of likely voters say the federal government should take legal action against cities that provide safe havens to illegal immigrants and cut federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities," a Rasmussen Reports survey shows.

The survey, released Tuesday, said 54 percent support legal action against sanctuary cities and 60 percent support withholding federal funds from the jurisdictions.

Critics of sanctuary cities say the Justice Department is acting unfairly by not pursuing such cities for breaking the law while taking legal action against Arizona for instituting state measures against illegal immigration.

"The federal government should be suing San Francisco, which has refused to cooperate with the federal government in enforcing immigration laws," said Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William (Va.) County Board of County Supervisors.

In 2007, Mr. Stewart was at the forefront of the issue, driving some of the county's toughest immigration laws.

"Our belief is that President Obama should be suing mayors [of sanctuary cities], not Arizona," said Maryland state Delegate Patrick L. McDonough, Baltimore County Republican. Mr. McDonough said he plans to introduce two immigration laws during the next General Assembly session: one that calls for a state ban on sanctuary cities and another patterned after the Arizona law.

A representative for U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. recently said a "big difference" exists between a state or locality choosing not to use resources to enforce a federal law and a state passing its own immigration policy that "actively interferes with federal law."

Rasmussen found that 56 percent of those surveyed oppose the Justice Department's action against Arizona and that 61 percent favor legislation similar to Arizona's in their own state.

Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and the District of Columbia are among the major U.S. cities that have adopted sanctuary ordinances, which prohibit police officers and other municipal employees from asking people about their immigration status.

The new Arizona law requires local police to check the immigration status of those who they suspect of being in the country illegally.

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  • Yakuza
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    It is very clear that the only reason the DOJ is not suing the 'so called sanctuary cities " is the very same reason the DOJ is suing the state of Arizona.It is selective politically motivated to help ensure a future voting base for the Democratic party. The thinking is that the Democrats" enabled us to become citizens" we are grateful and thus will vote to keep our "benefactor's" in power.The administration and big business are only thinking of whats in it for the Democrats and others that constantly pander to illegal aliens and their supporters.They are in it for power and money and since Obama has no interest in any thing that will truly help America and Americans this is his modus operandi,"We the People" mean nothing to him.he has no love or respect for this nation.He is truly an abomination to America He wants this nation to become another 3rd world country.Socialism and Communism are his agendas not the US Constitution . .

    One term is still too long for Obama

  • 9 years ago

    Why would a locality provide a safe haven for these folks ? Makes no sense ; there is absolutely NO

    justification for these people being here, NONE. And I resent our tax dollars being used to sue AZ, making federal layers wealthier & fatter. Never thought that I'd see the day when a President supports

    Illegal (criminal) invaders over the wishes of real Americans. Write your senators & Reps to initiate a suit against the federal government for allowing sanctuary cities.

    In the mean time, support AZ.. Get on the Governor of Arizona web site & go to the "Keep Arizona Safe" section.

  • 9 years ago

    Tourism in Arizona is up in all categories even with or in spite of the current boycott by sanctuary cities and some states.

    It appears that Americans are very much behind the idea of enforcing immigration laws already on the books and that sanctuary cites should feel the sting of their unlawful actions.

    Our current President is committing an impeachable offense by not protecting the U. S. Constitution to the best of his ability as he pledged by allowing an invasion of America by immigrants whose first act is to commit a criminal act by stepping illegally on sovereign American soil.

    Boycott L.A., San Francisco and other sanctuary cities and Mexico...I am.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Obama should be going after sanctuary cities, he is no good for America. He is going to be the cause of the next civil war and shame on any white person who voted for him!

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  • 9 years ago

    President Obama should be suing mayors [of sanctuary cities], not Arizona , One term Obama .

  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    I agree, there should be no such thing as sanctuary cities. Why are we protecting people who are breaking our laws... why? This is just plain stupid.

    if we are not going to enforce those laws, then why have any laws... maybe we should all start breaking the law or is that just for illegals?

  • Foxx
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Sanctuary cities are what this stupid, traitorous administration should be filing a lawsuit against, not Arizona.

  • 9 years ago

    Personally i'm all up for citizens raising up against the government since they obviously aren't representing us or carrying out OUR will.

  • 9 years ago

    You know damn well that it is meaningless. Obama won't do anything about it. It is gonna be up to the states.

  • 9 years ago

    My opinion is MASS DEPORTATION NOW for ALL racist la raza nazi invading border criminal KKKlan with a Tan MESSYcan illegal ALIENS.

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