Friday, November 18, 2016

DC Council Says Immigration Laws Violate ‘Privacy,’ Defends Status As Sanctuary City

The Daily Caller reports:
Lawmakers defended the status of Washington, D.C., as a sanctuary city at a public hearing Thursday discussing a bill that would ban immigration raids in the city.

Council Member Brianne Nadeau, the representative for the District’s Ward 1, introduced legislation in April banning immigration raids and other attempts in the city to enforce federal law. The bill would further solidify the District’s status as a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. Nadeau said federal immigration raids “jeopardize residents’ privacy, safety, and security,” according to WJLA.

Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement Monday reaffirming that the District is a sanctuary city, arguing it “makes our neighborhoods safer.”

“It really doesn’t matter if they have papers or not, because they are human beings and they have rights,” Alicia Wilson, executive director of La Clinica Del Pueblo, told WJLA. “The raids raised the fear and anxiety level to tremendous spikes in our community.”

What other federal laws does the DC Council think people don't have to follow?