The fight over sanctuary cities escalated another notch on Independence Day yesterday after a pro-illegal immigration group called ‘Naturalize NOW’ revealed a cadre of 21 sanctuary cities have joined in a mutual goal to naturalize one million illegal aliens as American citizens in the next year.
They include major cities like Dallas, LA, Miami, NYC, Atlanta, San Fran and Seattle.
The announcement sets up a major battle between liberal city governments and state and federal authorities, the latter of which are largely governed by Republicans.
It could quickly become the 10th Amendment fight of the century and drive the 2018 election more than any other issue.
Here’s more from the Washington Examiner…
Twenty-one mostly “sanctuary cities” are pledging to make 1 million immigrants U.S. citizens this year.
The “Naturalize NOW!” campaign, which includes liberal and progressive groups and elected officials, heralded the mayors of the cities in joining the national effort.
Among the cities cited in an Independence Day notice from Mi Familia: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Dayton, OH; Jersey City, NJ; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Miami-Dade County, FL; Montgomery County, MD; Paterson, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; New York City, NY; Salt Lake County, UT; San Francisco, CA; Seattle; South Gate, CA & Tucson, AZ.
Many are sanctuary cities and counties.
“We celebrate our independence on July 4, and honor the values of freedom, justice, unity, and equality that make us who we are,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Los Angeles joined the Naturalize NOW campaign because those principles are still worth fighting for — and to encourage eligible Angelenos and people across the country to seek a path toward citizenship and join the American family.”
According to Naturalize Now!, more immigrants than ever have applied for U.S. citizenship, a spike coming at a time when the Trump administration is warning all illegal immigrants about deportation.