San Francisco Squawks as President Trump Axes Sanctuary Cities
The howls were loud, multilingual and self-righteous from the liberal city when its lawbreaking sanctuary policy was knocked down by the new president on Wednesday, as a noisy gaggle formed up on the City Hall steps to make loud demands in Spanish about their bogus “right” to live here illegally.
The snotty sanctimony was off the charts and cruelly inappropriate, considering that San Francisco’s sanctuary policy is directly responsible for the deaths of four innocent people in the past decade, namely Kate Steinle and Tony Bologna and his two sons.
In an upside-down liberal view of reality, Mayor Ed Lee asserted that sanctuary made the city safer: “We stand by our sanctuary city because we want everybody to feel safe and utilize the services they deserve, including education and health care.”
Illegal alien sanctuary was not safe for Kate Steinle and the Bologna family however.
Below, sanctuary policy caused the death of Kate Steinle, who was shot dead on a San Francisco pier by five-times-deported illegal alien.
Reuters estimates the Top 10 U.S. sanctuary cities face roughly $2.27 billion in cuts by Trump policy, so the financial impact could be intense. Hard core zones are sure to resist and rejigger their budgets to pass the costs on to citizens. In San Francisco, the estimate of lost funding ranges up to $1 billion, so the effect will be substantial.
San Francisco Vows to Fight Trump on Sanctuary City, Immigration, ABC Channel 7 News, January 25, 2017
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday seeking to end sanctuary cities, that, in his words, “harbor illegal immigrants.”
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday seeking to end sanctuary cities, that, in his words, “harbor illegal immigrants.”
The president promised to cut federal funding to cities that don’t comply.
But Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco stands firm. It will continue to protect its sanctuary city laws that have been in place for the past 27 years.
“We stand united that a safer city is a city that doesn’t allow its residents to live in fear,” he said following the announcement.
Meanwhile, dozens of immigration advocates took to city hall chanting “an organized community will never be deported.”
It was in response to Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities.
“I think families are both afraid and ready to push back,” said Kitzia Esteva with the group Just Cause.
But Wednesday’s action by the White House did not have any specifics. Yet because San Francisco is both a city and county, it stands to lose a large sum of money.
The one billion dollars in federal funds San Francisco receives a year, makes up more than 10 percent of its 9.6 billion dollar budget.
Schools, public health, law enforcement, transportation are among some of the many programs that receive federal funds.
“They use the word streams of federal grants. We’re not sure what that means because some of those grants are designed to carry out the stuff we are obligated to do and if they don’t, I supposed they can defund us for that reason,” explained Lee.
The mayor says it’s too early to say how the city will make up for a possible shortfall or who would pay for it.
“It’s going to rely heavily on the middle and working classes to make up for that and money is tight, it’s not cheap to live here, and so, I think you’re going to see a backlash,” said Jason Clark is with the San Francisco Republican Party.