If managed properly, sanctuary cities can have a silver lining. Really.
So says a starry-eyed columnist in Austin, Texas, which is a de facto
After recounting the tragic execution-style murders of three young people in Neward, N. J., Alberta Phillips (e-mail)
wraps up her call for tougher law enforcement against criminal illegal aliens this way:
I`m not ready to throw out the sanctuary policy entirely. The question we need to answer is how we retain the best elements of being a sanctuary city without sacrificing public safety, "Phillips: Our sanctuary city must not serve as a haven for criminals," by Alberta Phillips, Austin American-Statesman, Sept. 16.
Memo to Ms. Phillilps: I was waiting for you to identify these "best elements"
but came away disappointed when you didn`t. Would they perhaps include fewer jobs for your city`s legal residents, depressed wages, overcrowded schools and hospital emergency rooms, worsening traffic congestion, environmental degradation, etc., etc.?