Donald Trump Should Put an End to this Illegal Activity Immediately After Assuming Office
by Lee Enochs
The controversy over “sanctuary cities” and “sanctuary campuses” is heating up across the country and should reach a tipping point next year when Donald J. Trump assumes the Presidency of the United States of America.
Since Trump’s election victory last week, mayors and police chiefs in more than 10 major cities, including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., reaffirmed their commitment to upholding their sanctuary polices, even in the face of federal threats.
A sanctuary city is a city in the United States or Canada that has adopted a policy of protecting undocumented immigrants by not prosecuting them solely for violating federal immigration laws in the country in which they are now living illegally.
College students have asked dozens of schools across the country for similar assurances. They want the schools to refuse to turn over the names of undocumented students, for example, and many have asked their colleges to provide confidential counseling and legal services for such students.
The issue of “sanctuary cities” and “sanctuary campuses” has come to the forefront of discussion on many college and university campuses since the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency.
During his campaign for President, Trump promised to deport millions of undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of crimes and end the Obama-administration program that grants young people in the United States without papers, temporary relief from the threat of deportation.
As a law-abiding American citizen, I am opposed to sanctuary cities and sanctuary campuses outright and believe the Trump administration should immediately end these farces as soon as he assumed office on January 20, 2017.
The very notion that there could be a city or college campus that does not have to obey the laws of the United States of America is outrageous. Our cities and college campuses do not have the right to pick and choose from our laws the ones they want to obey or rebel against.
I for one believe we must obey the laws of the land, period. End of story. Sanctuary cities and sanctuary campuses are a form of selective anarchy and rebellion against the state.
As Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I do not believe there cannot be cities and areas in America that do not obey the federal government.In a similar way, America cannot have some cities that obey the law and others that do not. Thus, we cannot have sanctuary cities that flaunt and disobey the immigration laws of this great nation.
A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.
I hope for the sake of law and order, that President Trump ends these sources of rebellion against the state immediately.
 Foner, Eric (2010). The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. pp. 99–100