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California ‘Sanctuary City’ Allows Illegals, But Stops Church from Feeding Hungry Americans

Reported By Warner Todd Huston November 13, 2017

Malibu, California, just issued a demand to a Christian church telling officials there to stop feeding homeless people once a week, but this same city is quite proud of itself for being a so-called “sanctuary city.” Meaning, the city fathers of Malibu don’t mind illegal foreigners streaming into their city, but they don’t want to feed homeless Americans.

Isn’t that an outrageous contradiction?

Last week the Malibu United Methodist Church was told to close its kitchen where every Wednesday it hosted a meal for the area’s homeless, according to KCBS.

“Yeah, it’s a safe place here and everybody is welcome,” said Micah Johnson, a homeless man who has been grateful for the church’s meals. “The food is really good. It is home cooked and a lot of TLC involved.”

Church officials reported that they have fed the homeless since 2014 and lately have been feeding up to 80 people each week.

“We can’t pretend like it doesn’t exist in our backyard. We can’t pretend like it only exists outside of Malibu,” church volunteer Kay Gabbard said.

The church worker said she fears that many of the people who usually eat at her kitchen will forage through dumpsters when they aren’t eating at the church. But the city wants it all to stop. Why?


“We were asked, very succinctly,” volunteer Dawn Randall said of a meeting with the city. “They claim we are responsible for increasing the homelessness.”

Apparently, the town officials are upset that the church draws more homeless people to the city merely because of the weekly meals. A church meal that feeds a paltry 80 people “increases the homeless”?

OK, let’s take that as a given. Let’s accept their logic. But, the city is also proud that it is a so-called “sanctuary city” allowing criminal illegals to live inside its borders without fear of deportation.

In March of this year, the city fathers of Malibu proudly followed the lead of extremist, left-wing actor Martin Sheen who in December spoke at a city meeting to urge the city to protect the criminal illegals among them.

Firstly, Malibu is 92 percent white. So, the illegals the city cited as those they want to “protect” are local illegals who work for the rich folks as nannies, gardeners, and menial laborers. This elitist situation was so absurd that some local detractor of the measure went to the expense of posting a satirical sign ridiculing the city’s sanctuary city vote.

Some infuriated citizen added a placard to the city limit sign that read, “Official Sanctuary City ‘Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!’ (Boyle Heights Not So Much).”

The sign — while very funny — made city officials furious.

“This was not an official city sign,” Malibu Councilwoman Laura Rosenthal told the L.A. Times. “It’s down, and it’s very disheartening that anyone would put up such an ugly sign.”

OK, let’s review. The city of Malibu is proud of its status as a sanctuary city status and is furious at anyone who ridicules that status.

So, let’s now circle back around to the story of the church and its homeless kitchen. Remembering that Malibu is 92 percent white and that the sanctuary status is to protect their gardeners and nannies… so, who does that leave to partake of the church meals? No less than those few American citizens in Malibu who are homeless.

What does this all mean? No less than that the city elites are fine with allowing illegals to break our laws as long as they are servants to the town’s rich folks. Yet, they don’t want to feed hungry Americans.

Then there is this final point. The city doesn’t seem to grasp logical disconnect inherent in these two situations. If they think a program that feeds homeless people is somehow at fault for drawing homeless people to the town, how do they not understand that a sanctuary city program is a draw for lawbreakers?

But, if you want “white privilege,” the liberals who infest the city of Malibu are the perfect example of it. After all, look at what they are doing here. They are chasing out hungry American citizens while laying out the welcome mat for the illegals whose only value is as their gardeners, nannies, lawn care workers, and pool boys.

Could there be any better example of liberal hypocrisy?

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Denver Considers Open Rebellion Against Federal Immigration Laws

Reported By Andrew West | August 3, 2017

Trump AG targets LA over immigration: You better not be a ‘sanctuary city’ or no fed grants for you

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Photo via Wikimedia Commons


Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday local jurisdictions seeking U.S. Department of Justice grants must first demonstrate they are not sanctuary cities — a threat that could potentially apply to Los Angeles and other local municipalities. Sessions said jurisdictions must prove they are in compliance with Section 1373 of U.S. Code Title 8, which requires notification of federal officials about the immigration status of people in local custody. The policy was issued under the Barack Obama administration in 2016, but was not enforced.

“The American people know that when cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe,” Sessions said.

Sessions noted that the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs and Community Oriented Policing Services expect to issue about $4.1 billion in grants during the current fiscal year. Sessions’ comments were in line with an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in January that threatened to cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities. The potential financial impact to local jurisdictions deemed to be uncooperative with federal immigration authorities was not immediately clear. The city of Los Angeles received $1.4 million from the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program this fiscal year, according to the Justice Department’s website.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles County received $3.4 million in 2015 from the DOJ’s State Criminal Alien Assistance Program — an amount that represents about one-tenth of 1 percent of the sheriff’s department’s budget.

While there is no specific definition of a sanctuary city or jurisdiction, it often refers to a city or county that refuses to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that is has an immigrant in the country illegally in its custody. Federal law requires the notification, even if the person has not been convicted of a crime, but many jurisdictions ignore the law.

Los Angeles’ leaders have resisted officially labeling the city as a sanctuary city, although many others cities, including San Francisco and Portland, have taken on the label. The policy of the Los Angeles Police Department is to only hold a person for ICE if there is a federal criminal warrant out for their arrest.

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive order March 21 directing the city’s harbor and airport police to follow Los Angeles Police Department Special Order 40, which has been in place since 1979. It prohibits officers from initiating any police activity for the sole purpose of identifying someone’s immigration status. The executive order also bars any city employee from assisting any federal agency when the primary purpose is federal civil immigration enforcement.

“All residents must feel safe and supported when accessing the vast array of city facilities, programs, and services available to them,” the order states.

Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Panorama City, called Sessions’ remarks “unwarranted and misguided.”

“As the facts have shown time and time again, sanctuary cities are both safer and better off economically,” Cardenas said. “This administration’s backwards policies will make life worse for the millions of Americans that live in these cities.”

Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles, echoed those remarks, saying cooperation between police and residents in “immigrant-welcoming” cities leads to safer communities.

“The A.G. is needlessly threatening to cut funding to cities for doing what every jurisdiction across the country should do — welcome diversity and ensure their local law enforcement builds strong bonds of trust and communication with all communities,” she said.

— City News Service

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