Sanctuary cities are US cities that elect to not cooperate with immigration law in order to protect undocumented immigrants. Are these cities necessary to protect innocent people? Or are they unlawful hotbeds of criminals?
Sanctuary cities are good
Sanctuary cities are vital as the human rights of immigrants are increasingly disregarded by the government.
Sanctuary cities keep illegal immigrants and citizens safe
Everyone has a right to safety; an illegal immigrant shouldn't have to sacrifice theirs.
Sanctuary cities ensure immigrants are not fearful of deportation
Immigrants are afraid of deportation, so they are afraid to be involved with police. By improving the relationship between immigrants and police, immigrants are less likely to be afraid to report crimes.
Sanctuary cities stop the government from simply enforcing the law.
Sanctuary cities blatantly disregard the federal law of their country
Laws are made to keep a country safe. Criminals cause a lot of damage to people’s lives. Sanctuary cities exist in flagrant disregard for the laws of the land by taking care of criminals. It puts the country and the city's own citizens in danger.