Well, Democrats, you asked for it. You are the ones who thought you could skirt the law by designating sanctuary cities, sanctuary towns and even sanctuary states. Great idea.
Most of the counties in Virginia have now become Second Amendment sanctuaries, where they will refuse to enforce Northam’s unconstitutional gun grab.
Now in Texas, four Texas towns have voted over the past two weeks to become “sanctuary cities” for the unborn, which will seek to outlaw abortions within their boundaries, according to a report from Breitbart News.
Once again, thank you, Democrats.
The city councils of Gary, Big Spring, Colorado City and Rusk have all voted to approve the “sanctuary city” ordinance that has become increasingly popular in East Texas. In total, eight cities in the state have passed ordinances outlawing abortion within their city limits.
In June of last year Waskom, Texas became the first municipality in the country to declare itself a sanctuary city for the unborn.
The ordinance in Gary stated, in part that the city “finds that the United States Constitution has established the right of self-governance for local municipalities.”
“[A] surgical or chemical abortion is the purposeful and intentional ending of a human life,” the ordinance says, “and is murder with ‘malice aforethought’ since the baby in the womb has its own DNA, and at certain points in pregnancy has its own heartbeat and its own brainwaves.”
The council further claims that the U.S. Supreme Court “erred in Roe v. Wade…when it said that pregnant women have a constitutional right to abort their unborn children, as there is not language anywhere in the Constitution that even remotely suggests that abortion is a constitutional right.”
We’ve been looking for that language, and the Gary council is right…we can’t find it anywhere.
“We declare Gary, Texas to be a Sanctuary City for the Unborn,” the ordinance continued. “It shall be unlawful for any person to procure or perform an abortion of any type and at any stage of pregnancy in the City of Gary, Texas.”
In addition to the abortion prohibition, the council also banned the sale of emergency contraception, or “day after” pills, such as Plan B, within the city limits.
Tonight the City of Rusk, Texas (Population 5,618) became the EIGHTH CITY in the nation to pass an ordinance outlawing…
According to the Panola Watchman, Right to Life East Texas Executive Director Mark Lee Dickson urged members of the Gary city council to approve the ordinances. Dickson said that passing the ordinance was important due to the possibility of the abortion industry shutting down in Louisiana.
“We know that if the abortion industry shuts down in Louisiana, there has been talk in the past of them just crossing the border,” Dickson said. “There are two border cities that we know for sure were a target at one time, and two cities have already along the border passed this ordinance, and other cities throughout Texas because we want to make sure all of Texas is safe.”
Dickson noted that even though abortion is legal in the U.S., cities have a right to ban the procedure within their boundaries.
“Throughout cities and our country, there’s a lot of things that are outlawed that are legal, quote unquote. Engine breaks in certain cities, no engine break in this city. Well, that’s a legal action, but it’s prohibited in some areas. California…look at what they’re doing, they’re banning straws in certain cities, plastic straws. They’re banning cigarettes; in some areas we have cities that have said no selling cigarettes at all. And, so, outlawed smoking, etc. And, so, all these things prohibiting something, it’s what cities do, and they do it, why? To protect the health, welfare and often the sanity of their residents.”
Four Texas towns voted to become “sanctuary cities” for the unborn, seeking to outlaw abortion within their boundaries. https://t.co/CzL7KQdP9e
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 21, 2020
Dickson also said that neither Roe v. Wade, nor Planned Parenthood v. Casey—the Supreme Court case that upheld Roe, which state that laws cannot make obtaining an abortion an “undue burden” on women—assert that every city in the United States must offer abortion.
The ordinance does not violate the ruling in Roe. “It says that Roe v. Wade is an unjust court opinion, but it does not violate anything regarding that,” he explained. “But what it does say is if an abortion happens within the city limits of Gary, then the abortionist can be fined $2,000. Anyone who aids and abets the abortionist can also be fined $2,000. It does not penalize the mother at all.
Of course, we couldn’t have situations that go up against the Planned Parenthood abortion machine without getting the ACLU involved. It has been reported that the ACLU is looking at filing a legal challenge to the ordinances. Some municipalities have become gun-shy after that information came out and they are backing away from approving similar ordinances.
Dickson is unfazed and says his pro-life group is planning on “targeting every part of the state.”
“Every city, no matter what size, is valuable,” he said.
This folks is what you call beating the liberals at their own game. If “sanctuaries” are good enough to protect illegal immigrants, shouldn’t they be good enough to protect our most innocent, the unborn?
Speaking of immigration, there is more proof coming out that President Trump’s immigration policies are having positive results at the southern border. Liberals are not going to like this.
In May, the administration implemented a policy that required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. Since the policy took effect, illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border have nose-dived.
Prior to the new policy, asylum-seekers were given a future court date and were allowed to remain in the country unsupervised until that date. Many blew off the court dates and stayed here anyway.
When the policy took effect in the Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, arrests were 14,000 for the month. As of October, the number had plunged 94 percent, or to around 800, and the number has stayed steady since. Yuma is now the second slowest of the nine sectors on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the AP.
There are a few reasons for the drop. According to Anthony Porvaznik, chief of the Yuma sector, so-called Migration Protection Protocols have been a significant deterrent. This is based on agents’ interviews with people arrested.
Many of those individuals cited their reason for crossing the border into the United States was to be released here. Once that option was removed, and they were no longer being released into the U.S., it diminished the number of people who were trying to cross over the border.
In the nearby Tucson sector, arrests rose each month from August to December, which reversed a border-wide trend and made it the second busiest corridor after Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The spike in Tucson was attributed to the policy’s late implementation.
In the 10 months after the policy was implemented, first in San Diego, over 55,000 asylum-seekers were sent back to Mexico.
Adolfo Cardenas left for the U.S. with his 14-year-old son from Honduras, paying a smuggler $6,000 to get safely through highway checkpoints. Once reaching the U.S. after crossing the border illegally, Cardenas and his son walked about 10 minutes through the heat of Arizona last June, before surrendering to border agents.
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Imagine his surprise when instead of being released and told to appear at immigration court in Dallas, the two were bused to Mexicali, where they would be forced to wait while their case was heard.
“It was a surprise. I never imagined this would happen,” he said while awaiting his fifth court appearance in San Diego on Jan. 24.
In late November, the Trump administration started to bus asylum-seekers five hours from Tucson to El Paso, Texas, where they would appear in court and then get delivered to Mexican authorities to await the results.
This month, the migrants were returned to Mexico near Tucson, and then had to make their own arrangements to get over to El Paso.
The majority of immigrants being returned to Mexico were comprised of residents from around three dozen countries, however nearly two out of three were either Guatemalan or Honduran, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
Of course, the program has critics, who are the usual suspects. They have stated that the policy was “unfair” and exposed those seeking asylum to extreme violence in Mexican border cities, where it was difficult to find attorneys to assist with their cases.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are seeking to have the policy put on hold during a legal challenge, which was lodged in the 9th Circus Court of Appeals (that was deliberate) on October 1st. The court has not indicated when it may decide on the case.
Last week, a separate lawsuit was granted when a federal judge in San Diego ruled that asylum-seekers who were being sent back to Mexico from California had the right to have attorney representation both before and during key interviews to determine if they could remain in the U.S. while their cases moved through the system.
In Yuma, asylum-seekers have been held in short-term cells until space opened up to be returned to Mexicali through a neighboring California sector.
Asylum-seekers still have been signing up on a waiting list to enter the U.S. at an official crossing in San Luis, Arizona. USCBP has called the Mexican shelter that manages the list to let them know how many asylum claims would be processed each day. The current wait is estimated at between three to four months.
In the meantime, we’ve been reporting on the Border Patrol challenges exploding as kids and trains are being used to smuggle in drugs and illegal immigrants.
The mainstream media no longer finds matters at the U.S. southern border a crisis. That doesn’t mean the crisis no longer exists. In fact, it is just as bad, if not worse.
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