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NPG CALLS SENATE VOTE ON SANCTUARY CITIES A “HUGE FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP”
Says Congressional Inaction Only Feeds More Immigration Problems
Alexandria, VA (July 12, 2016) – Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Don Mann strongly criticized the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S. 3100) in the Senate last week.
Mann noted that too many Senators shunned their duty to protect our nation by failing to respond to the growing public demands to fix our failed immigration system. He stated that the vote was a huge failure of leadership at a time when our nation’s immigration laws need to be strengthened, rather than weakened.
Calling the Senate vote a “huge setback to the rule of law,” Mann made it clear that America cannot move forward in the battle to reduce immigration-driven population growth if we continue to allow sanctuary cities to exist. He declared, “In an age of escalating crime and terrorism our nation’s premier legislators are putting the interests of those who broke our nation’s laws ahead of the safety of our citizens and our country. This defies common sense. Citizen safety and national security should never be divisive issues.”
In condemning the Senate vote not to penalize the growing number of cities, counties and other jurisdictions (now estimated to be over 300) that offer “safe-haven” to illegal aliens, Mann openly inquired: “Just who’s running our country – our elected leaders or the open border lobby?” He noted, “Permitting sanctuary cities to remain in place without penalizing them for thumbing their nose at established immigration laws only sends out a worldwide message to one and all: Sneak into America. Hide in our cities. Do us harm. Receive protection from deportation.”
Mann highlighted that NPG has been in the forefront of the push to seriously cut back federal aid to sanctuary cities for many years. “Well before this issue received media coverage as a result of the brazen murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco last July, NPG has rallied our members to pressure Congress to punish any and all jurisdictions that adopt sanctuary policies.” He concluded, “Unfortunately we are now in a position where we can’t expect illegals to respect our nation’s immigration laws if state and local governments – and now even Congress – won’t back them up. In voting to allow cities to coddle illegal immigrants, the U.S. Senate has failed all Americans. We will win on this issue only when all Americans are fully committed to enforcing immigration laws that were designed to protect our nation and its people. That must begin with our nation’s elected leaders.”
Note: In response to this growing crisis, NPG will issue a well-researched 8-page paper, Sanctuary Cities: Politics Overshadow Responsible Immigration Policies, in late August.
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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