Perhaps someone smarter than me can explain the reason that a growing number of local governmental entities are committing to extend benefits to illegal aliens that are not available to U.S. citizens?
I was just reading an article by Carol Brown on the American Thinker blog wherein she wrote about Sacramento, CA going above and beyond sanctuary city policy to approve the use of taxpayer dollars to support the legal defense of illegal aliens facing deportation.
She also mentioned several more occasions where local officials have made provisions to assist illegals with legal bills arising out of their illegal status.
The following are quotes from Ms. Brown’s article:
Officials in Michigan’s Washtenaw County gave initial approval to pay illegal alien’s legal bills with taxpayer funds.
Proposals to directly or indirectly pay for legal assistance to illegal immigrants have also gained approval in Providence, R.I.; Austin, Texas; San Francisco, Calif.; and Newark, N.J.
Even in the small New York city of Ithaca, politicians are gearing up to spend emergency funds to help illegal immigrants taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, according to The Ithaca Voice.
And on a broader scale, New York lawmakers recently signed off on a statewide legal defense fund, while California legislators are considering a bill creating a fund that could carry a price tag of up to $12 million per year.
It would be one thing if these empathetic local governments had surplus budget funds left over after satisfying all of the basic human needs for their constituents, but you and I both know that’s almost surely not the case.
What would you bet that there are parents in need of daycare help, streets and streetlights in need of repair, and homeless in need of shelter, jobless that are looking for help while they’re unemployed, and countless other places where the entity’s “discretionary” funds could be more prudently spent than on non-citizens who are in the country illegally?
These actions appear to be spreading like a virus, infecting those leftist bureaucrats who see themselves as good Samaritans by helping those less fortunate. That would be a good thing if they weren’t so overcome with empathy that they’re ignoring their own citizen constituents in need of help in favor of the current leftist cause du jour:
undocumented immigrants illegal aliens.
These bureaucrats, so overcome with a need to help, wouldn’t be so quick to extend a helping hand if the illegals were vying for their jobs. They’re only being so magnanimous because they believe themselves to be untouchable by the illegals – they are safe in their bureaucratic cocoons. But what about teens looking for work or uneducated job seekers who find the illegals in competition for minimum wage jobs? Wouldn’t those funds now being earmarked for helping non-citizen illegals be better spent on actual, documented, legal American citizens?