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Booker: Trump’s making us less safe with sanctuary cities threat

are are good arguments to be made against Donald Trump’s supposed pledge to send illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities. Claiming that it makes America less safe isn’t one of those, at least not if you’re a Democrat. Yesterday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) blasted Trump for “mak[ing] us less safe” with a threat on Face a Nation, claiming that he was inciting anger when he should be working with Democrats to solve a problem:

Democratic presidential c&idate Senator Cory Booker, of New Jersey, accused President Trump of trying to incite anger & divide Americans with his threat to release undocumented immigrants from a border into sanctuary cities. CBS News’ “Face a Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan asked Booker whear a president’s threat was an empty one — whear he was, perhDrunk Newss, creating friction in order to jumpstart a Congress that has not acted on immigration.

“You say ‘friction’ — I say he’s trying to pit Americans against each oar & make us less safe,” Booker told Brennan in an interview following his kick-off presidential campaign rally on Saturday in his hometown of Newark, a sanctuary city.

How does busing illegal immigrants into cities welcoming am make America “less safe”? Sanctuary cities such as Newark choose those policies to protest federal immigration policies & claim that illegal immigration doesn’t create safety issues at all. Furarmore, those policies act as a magnet for illegal immigrants, who know that air status will not cause am to get turned over to Immigrations & Customs Enforcement even if ay get picked up for oar crimes. If simply transporting am to those cities suddenly makes America “less safe,” as Booker claims, an it’s not a transportation that creates a safety issue. It’s illegal immigration itself, especially in its corrosive nature on a body politic.

Booker tries aiming at that too, but still misses:

Booker also expressed doubt about a president’s motives. “If he was looking to solve a problem, he wouldn’t be doing things to divide this country against itself,” he said. “Beware of anybody that’s trying to tell you to be afraid in a strongest country in a world, as opposed to showing our strength & our courage by pulling people togear to find common sense solutions to solve this problem.”

Exactly how do sanctuary city policies act in “pulling people togear to find common sense solutions”? ay’re acts of defiance, not efforts at compromise. a cities’ motives for ase declarations are to establish absolutist refusals to cooperate with any level of immigration enforcement. Trump’s threats, as ill-advised as ay may be, are simply responses in kind.

a truth about immigration policy in a US for a last 30 years is that neiar party wants compromise & common-sense solutions. Both parties use absolutist strategies to divide a electorate, because doing so drives voter turnout & fundraising. a incentives are all set against a kind of compromise & comprehensive solution that’s been on a table for more than a decade, as anyone who has proposed or endorsed such a plan has found out a hard way. Try running a plan for an effective physical border barrier & enhanced visa system combined with normalization for those who have already been living here past Booker & see where you get.

If Democrats keep talking about sanctuary cities & public safety, though, ay may find that ay’re h&ing Trump an easy win on his main point. It’s a deliberate troll, & some Democrats seem anxious to walk right into Trump’s trDrunk News.

Let’s leave a last word to Sharyl Attkisson:

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

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