I want to talk about the current madness about sanctuary cities. In reality I lean towards the sentiments of the original intent of this policy. Genuine advocates of humane treatment of the public in the immigration experience should be treated as humanely as possible. I fought for humane treatment of applicants long before it was fashionable. No immigration advocate or attorney I know has ever supported the insane policy of shielding dangerous criminals. This is a policy that makes no sense whatsoever. Shielding dangerous violent criminals is not progressive, it's insane.
Behind some of the familiar numbers are likely situations that involve recidivist criminals from nations that don't accept their own criminals back. Cuba is notorious for this policy. The question is what do we do with people who have served their time, but don't belong here. Repatriation needs to be negotiated by both governments. Perhaps additional incarnation or tighter supervision is required. This is a serious issue that would be best dealt with by a capable set of leaders, not Obama.
Now we can argue about what is a serious crime. I am not advocating turning over Johny for smoking a joint or a single DWI. Even with minor arrests like disorderly conduct there should be limits. Five minor arrests and out. The system of endless appeals and long dates between hearings needs to be scrapped. Motions on criminal matters should be
Done outside the USA. Mr evocation should be automatic for green card holders and Naturalized citizens. Appeals for people in these categories should have their cases heard domestically. Revoked green card holders should only be allowed to travel once a year for two weeks after paying $1000 dollars with no fee waivers permitted. An additional two trips can be purchased for one thousand. Any departures with a year would be considered self deportation. Revoked citizens would get two free trips and could pay for an additional two.
The notion of wanting crime victims, people with medical conditions and children in school is a sound idea. Sheltering serious criminals is outrageous.