Number of Sanctuary Cities Increase to Nearly 500 Jurisdictions Increasing Possibility for Federal Budgetary Windfall

The simple fact is that sanctuary cities are nothing more than metropolitan cesspools for the failed concepts of progressivism. Although pitched as centers for culture and elitism, these cities literally siphon revenue away from rural locales in order to feed already overburdened & socialistic bureaucracies.

Trump’s impetus to de-fund these outlaw cities could prove highly beneficial for the federal deficit while also forcing the cities to either think twice about a sanctuary status or tax their denizens even higher.

This would have the effect of again forcing the middle class & industry (and tax revenue) outward, back into the suburbs and away from population centers rather than inward, while also drying up freebies, and would most likely result in a shifting of the political winds away from more socialist-democrat policies.

One of Obama’s main stealth policies was to force federally subsidized inner-city housing into the inner-suburbs thereby redistributing the misery of a progressive agenda in a veiled attack on what some liberals define as white flight. Trump’s agenda should reverse that trend and this story may mark a fresh beginning to this trend.~ Refocus Notes


Nearly 500 jurisdictions are now sanctuary cities, according to a group that’s tracked the issue for more than a decade, and who said there’s been a massive surge in the number of places trying to thwart federal immigration agents since President Trump’s election.

The Ohio Jobs & Justice Political Action Committee has added more than three dozen new cities and counties to its list in 2017 alone, as jurisdictions rush to try to shield illegal immigrants from what they expect to be a new push for deportations under Mr. Trump.

Perhaps just as surprising, though, are the four cities OJJ has removed from its list or is poised to remove, once it gets final confirmation of cooperation with Homeland Security officials. Two of those are in Alaska, while the other two are Dayton, Ohio, and Miami, Florida.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced in January that county jails would begin cooperating with federal agents on deportations, just a day after Mr. Trump issued an executive order calling for sanctuary cities to lose federal grant funding.

“More will be coming,” said Steve Salvi, founder of OJJ. “A lot of communities now, there’s resolutions in the works and citizens groups encouraging city councils to pass them.”

“I want to see statistics and numbers,” he said.

Asked about the growing list of sanctuaries, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Mr. Trump stands by his promise to deny taxpayer money to those cities and counties.



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Barry Secrest
A native of the Charlotte area, Barry Secrest is the owner of two successful ventures, one in business and the other in media: Carolina Industrial Agency and Conservative Refocus. He has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Barry is also the author of the book "A Perfect Liberal Storm" which was released in late July of 2010.

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