Since the new president took the office of the White House, the laws started to changed. One law that was always relevant, but has become even more controversial is the deportation of undocumented immigrants. Today, many Cities among the United States had decided to support those people. 37 cities around the United States have already certain places that are considerate to protect immigrants with or without the president’s consent. Texas, had more than one city considered a Sanctuary and some of those cities are San Antonio, Brownsville, and Dallas. According to the information obtained from sources Governor Greg Abbott is against this movement, he supports president Donald Trump with his idea of deporting all the immigrant people to their country as soon as possible.
President Trump decided to put holds in Federal Funds to those states that are considered Sanctuary Cities; an unethical incentive to reconsider the support that they are giving. We know that as a community we can decide what to do or what to avoid depending on if it is a benefit for us or not. Even though people know that the president does not support undocumented people, the community still wants to help. We decide that supporting the Sanctuary Cities will be the best option now that they are becoming more essential in this country. The Federal Funds are very important and by making people choose between the Federal Founding and helping undocumented immigrants the community did not know which side to take.
We also know that there are pros and cons about the Sanctuary Cities, but we are still supporting that charity. Some of the pros that we found are: The country is saving money. The other one is, we are helping people that do not have money. The country is saving money because without the Sanctuary Cities, the undocumented people need to be in detention. All this cost money and sometimes they had to be in those places for weeks or months. The money that is invested in detention is a waste of money; the money can be designated for something else that will have a better impact on the community. The second pro is that we will be helping the undocumented people by giving them a place to stay, and food. We need to consider that because they are living with fear every day when they have to go work. In many cases, they prefer not work or get out of their houses because felt safer. Not working means no money, if they do not have money they will not be able to buy food, and pay rent. The Sanctuary Cities are for that, to help them. The Sanctuary Cities will provide food and are safe place without risking their status.
The cons are: lack of accountability and that they do not pay many taxes. In some cases, the undocumented people had never been arrested, so they do not have criminal records; in this case, how will the Sanctuary Cities know if they are criminals? Since the immigrants cannot prove criminal records, they can live without problems there. In some cases they can continue doing what they did, because nobody knows their criminal background. It is easier for undocumented and criminals to live in a Sanctuary City. The other con that we think of is that the immigrants do not pay as many taxes as the citizens. They are not contributing to the Country, they are working, but they are not getting any deductions for the money that they take home. Sometimes they can pay taxes, but at the end when they had to claim they do not received money back. We understand that they pay city, state, and sales taxes like us, but still not everybody had the same rule because some of them are getting pay in cash and that money does not get reported to the IRS. By paying taxes we are contributing to our country for improvements that they probably will take advantage of it without contributing as the citizens does.
To conclude we the class decided that we support the Sanctuary Cites, but that we have to bring pros and cons. We need to look both sides to consider what will be best for them and for us. Even though the president’s laws are stricter, the immigrants do not want to leave this country. The situation is currently getting worst, as the president is giving new order about deportation further causing the population of individuals that are undocumented to live in fear of being deported.