Sign The Petition To End Sanctuary Cities And Secure The Border
CITIZENS’ PETITION TO END SANCTUARY CITIES AND SECURE THE BORDER FOR THE PROTECTION OF AMERICAN CITIZENS AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS
On November 20, 2014 President Obama took executive action that allows jurisdictions to prohibit police departments, sheriff’s offices or law enforcement officers from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in the detention and deportation of violent criminal aliens.
President Obama’s executive action has allowed ‘sanctuary cities’ to shelter and protect violent offenders by releasing them back into the community, putting innocent Americans and legal immigrants at risk.
According to the federal government, there are over 276 such ‘sanctuary cities’ in 43 states and the District of Columbia.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement admits that 1,800 criminal aliens released by "sanctuary cities" last year were charged with 7,500 new crimes, including rape, child sex abuse, arson and murder.
Between 2010 and 2014, the Obama administration released 121 criminal aliens with an active deportation case who went on to commit homicides following release. That constitutes 1 homicide every 12 days committed by a criminal alien who should not have been in this country.
Parents, family members and friends have testified before Congress about the loss of loved ones at the hands of criminal aliens who were turned loose by city governments that have abdicated their responsibility to protect their citizens.
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the sole power to establish uniform rules governing immigration, yet President Obama has usurped that authority by the use of executive action.
Therefore, Congress must take a strong stand against sanctuary cities that ignore federal immigration laws by protecting and supporting illegal criminal aliens, putting the lives of its lawful citizens at risk.
We, the undersigned, demand that Congress undertake the following actions:
- Prohibit any city from enacting statutes or ordinances contrary to federal immigration law;
- Prohibit any city from adopting an enforcement policy contrary to federal immigration law;
- Invalidate any existing local statutes or ordinances that prohibit full cooperation with federal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the Department of Homeland Security;
- Require complete cooperation between and all local governments and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security;
- Take immediate steps to secure the southern border of the United States;
- Require states to track and report crimes committed by illegal aliens to the FBI as a condition for receiving any funds from the Department of Homeland Security.