Cutting Federal Funds to 'Sanctuary Cities' (Such as NYC)
December 6th, 2007

One recent report finds immigrants to be “central” to the economy here – even illegal ones. And another finds that while one in ten immigrants in the U.S. come to New York, only 13 percent of them are actually illegal, compared to 65 percent in Arizona. Still, decisions like that of Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau – who would protect illegal immigrants victimized by crime – do not sit well with many of the presidential candidates (or voters for that matter). As such, a majority of the GOP candidates and one Democratic candidate have shown support for cutting federal funds to cities like New York that shield illegal immigrants from the detection of federal authorities. The Next American City elaborates on the situation here.

(Although this is certainly relevant to New York City, this post is a bit of self promotion, seeing how I wrote the American City piece. I have started a weekly column there covering the presidential candidates positions on urban issues. Click here to subscribe.)

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