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Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:36 PM

Fact Check: Do 80 percent of Americans oppose sanctuary cities?

Of course this White House refers to an online poll.

Source: Washington Post, by Michelle Ye Hee Lee

“According to one recent poll, 80 percent of Americans believe that cities that arrest illegal immigrants for a crime should be required to turn them over to immigration authorities.”
— Attorney General Jeff Sessions, news briefing, March 27, 2017

“I think the last poll I saw on this issue, on sanctuary cities, was somewhere in the 80 percent that American people don’t support sanctuary cities, they don’t want their tax dollars used to finance people who are in this country illegally.”
— White House press secretary Sean Spicer, news briefing, March 14

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There’s no official definition of “sanctuary.” It generally refers to rules restricting state and local governments from alerting federal authorities about people who may be in the country illegally. Immigration enforcement is a federal responsibility, and state and local law enforcement can decide how much they want to cooperate with the federal government for immigration enforcement. (For more, check out our explainer and this graphic.)

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A February McClatchy-Marist poll of U.S. adults asked two questions about sanctuary policies:

” ‘Sanctuary City’ is a term used to describe U.S. cities which do not enforce immigration laws and allow undocumented immigrants to live there and, in many cases, receive services. Which comes closer to your opinion? Undocumented immigrants should be deported so there is no reason to have sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities are needed to provide services to undocumented immigrants while they are in this country.” Response: 41 percent believed there was no reason to have them, and 50 percent believed they are needed.

“Do you support or oppose the federal government cutting funds to cities that provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants?” Response: 42 percent supported, 53 percent opposed.

A Fox News poll this month of registered voters asked: “Some so-called ‘sanctuary’ cities refuse to assist federal authorities detain and deport illegal immigrants — do you favor or oppose penalizing those cities by taking away their federal funding?” Response: 41 percent supported and 53 percent opposed taking away federal funds from sanctuary cities.

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Read it all at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/03/28/do-80-percent-of-americans-oppose-sanctuary-cities/?utm_term=.3c3ec458b319&wpisrc=nl_most-draw14&wpmm=1

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:54 PM

1. Well yeah but those are numbers and 80 is a number

So. Slam dunk.

I googled it. Posts on Breitbart RT Newsmax Infowars etc.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:02 PM

2. For those interested...

in why we just don't give in to 'the dark side.'

Why we actually are better - and right.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:09 PM

3. 80% of Americans do not even know what they are.

 

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Response to nikibatts (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:16 PM

4. A compassionate society...

cannot create a sub-class of fellow humans who are by nature of their status already exploited and preyed on.

The Liar-in-Chief has corrupted a beautiful word in our vocabulary.

Sanctuary.


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