August 2, 2022


By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

As the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants continue to flood into the United States along this country’s border with Mexico, one has to wonder why all the sanctuary cities, counties and states in this country aren’t welcoming these individuals to come and live in their communities?
As of 2018, there were more than 560 cities, counties or states in the U.S. that had declared themselves to be sanctuaries that discourage local law enforcement from reporting the immigration status of individuals unless it involves investigation of a serious crime and do not  honor requests by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain undocumented immigrants whom local agents apprehend for misdemeanor crimes or investigations.
But so far none of these sanctuary areas across the country are laying out the welcoming mat. Instead, they trust that Texas and the other border states will continue to bear the burden of dealing with the wave of 1.5 million illegal aliens who have been admitted into the country since October 2021.
And now the most impacted states are fighting back in the only way that they can. They are bussing the immigrants to some of the sanctuary cities. Since mid-April, more than 125 buses have transported 4,800 migrants from Texas border communities nearly 2,000 miles to Washington, D.C., while Arizona has had 27 buses take more than 1,000 passengers from the border to D.C.

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