A small sanctuary army is forming to defend minorities against Trump’s call for deportation. A civil war is brewing. Religious congregations, such as churches and temples, are the latest arms of defense.
Cities across the nation, such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles vowed to fight Trump’s frighteningly popular calls to deport illegal immigrants. Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago has announced that his city “will always be a sanctuary city.”
Sanctuary cities were the first battalions to defend human liberty against Trump’s tyrannical rage. As soon as Trump vowed to deport millions of illegal immigrants, he went from class action fraud defendant to Republican’s leading presidential nominee.
A popular sentiment across the world, blames immigrants for economic hardships. By latching on to such animosity, Trump easily rode the election to victory. How else could someone who never held an elected office become President of the United States?
President-elect Trump has vowed to block all federal funding for cities that do not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. In other words, “sanctuary cities” are risking millions of dollars to fight for what is right.
Elite colleges like Yale and Harvard were the next shields set up to protect illegal immigrants.
Religious houses have become the latest “sanctuary homes” for illegal immigrants. Earlier this month, an undocumented Mexican showed up at Arch Street United Methodist Church seeking sanctuary from deportation.
“Today and every day, if Javier and his family choose to stay with us, they will have a home with us,” said the Rev. Robin Hynicka, senior pastor, at the news conference at his Center City church.
Trump understands that many people elected him because of his promise to deport immigrants. If he fails on this platform, he will lose any support he has left. During the election, Trump vowed to deport an estimated 11 million foreigners. Since his victory, that number was reduced.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump told ’60 Minutes’.