The Need to Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities

Recently a 14-year old female student was allegedly raped by two young men in the boy’s bathroom at Rockville High School in the apparent sanctuary city of Rockville, Maryland. The male students were 17 and 18-year old freshmen, the latter an illegal alien. Why were these older boys in a freshman class with 14-year olds? More to the point, why was this illegal alien in school, taking precious resources from American citizens?

In 2015, Kate Steinle was murdered by an illegal alien in San Francisco, a sanctuary city with defiant public officials refusing to cooperate with federal authority. The offender in the Steinle case was previously deported five times but residing in a well-known sanctuary city. These cases highlight the need to take appropriate action against all sanctuary cities because these offenses happen all too often.

President Trump’s and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crackdown on sanctuary cities, via an executive order issued in January, has caused an unwarranted uproar among liberals, illegal aliens and their sympathizers. Any thinking person knows that taking certain precautions is necessary in order to keep Americans safe. However, some are trying to make the ridiculous case that building a wall, securing our borders, and cracking down on sanctuary cities does nothing to keep us safe. Those who would make that argument are either brain dead or are on the side of lawlessness. There’s no other way to explain it. Logic defies their rationale.

It is especially infuriating to see so many people ignorant to the fact that illegal aliens are invading our country and causing a negative effect on our economy, society and culture. It’s not just the crime they bring in, although that is a major concern. It is also the financial strain put upon our welfare and social support systems, our roads and highways, our schools, our clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals, and so much more. These services are in place in order to take care of our own citizens, those who actually pay taxes. Illegals who come in and take advantage of our services are stealing from the American taxpayers. We all should be outraged that this is happening but somehow liberal politicians and the mainstream media have managed to control the thoughts and silence the voices of those who are actually affected by this.

The idea that opening our borders, letting in millions of undocumented individuals intent on making a new home for themselves and their families in a land with a culture that is not their own without going through the proper channels, completing the necessary documentation and learning the language and customs of our country is somehow an act of fairness is just mind boggling and indeed another example of oppositism.


Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at

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