Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Fear Itself

According to our "President," this country is "full." Not like Soylent Green full, just full enough that we can't possibly take on any more undesirables. Not from Mexico, or any other Mexican countries like Guatemala or El Salvador or Honduras. Oh, sure, you could try and squeeze another asylum seeker in there someplace, but no. Sorry. We are full now.
Which is why it seems odd that one of the solutions that our "President" is floating around currently is that we take all those folks who are coming across our southern border and deposit them in the Sanctuary Cities. The ones run by Democrats. The ones found primarily in godless and forsaken corners of the country like California. "Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!" tweeted the "President."
California is also known for its economy, which ranks fifth in the world. Not among states. Among other countries. A good deal of that success comes thanks to the labor and work done by immigrants. Men and women who have come here seeking not just asylum but a better life for themselves and their families. Not bad, considering all the poor management and high taxes.
I live in one of those Sanctuary Cities. I am proud to live in a place that backs up its thoughts with deeds, in spite of what our "President" might tweet: ....So interesting to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our currently 'detained immigrants' after release due to the ridiculous court ordered 20 day rule. If they don’t want to serve our Nation by taking care of them, why should other cities & towns?" I am proud that my mayor replied to the "President" in this way: "It’s time to stop fanning hate and division @realDonaldTrump - I’ve been consistent and clear: #Oakland welcomes all, no matter where you came from or how you got here."
Meanwhile up the road in Seattle, a city known for its poor management and coffee, their mayor used a few more words to respond to the Tangerine In Chief. Her op-ed piece in the Washington Post reminds the "President" that her city along with several others have already beat him in court, and more importantly, "Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future." 
The future. I hear that. 

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