One of the most useful methods for understanding our current immigration crisis is looking at the cumulative effect of our government’s endorsement, both tacit and explicit, of illegal immigration. The Center for Immigration Studies has developed a handy tool that helps individual citizens do this. Namely, their sanctuary cities map. It is a sobering portrayal of the lengths to which this country’s elected officials-particularly those in states like California and New York-have gone in order to placate a what is essentially a large cohort of criminals who are in this country without legal permission.
I urge you to check it out for yourselves, and to see where your locality fits into this problem. Hopefully, we’ll see significantly fewer in the years ahead.