Saturday, July 1, 2017

Abolish Sanctuary, Lower Crime

Fox News reports the comments of Levi Bolton, Executive Director of the Arizona Police Association,  interviewed by William La Jeunesse about sanctuary city policies with particular focus on Phoenix.
When we eliminated our sanctuary policy back in 2008, we saw crime, violent and stolen vehicles fall by 25 percent. We saw a 20-year low crime rate. When we were allowed and had the discretion to contact our federal immigration partners, crime fell drastically.
You could argue that eliminating the "sanctuary city" designation had the effect of causing the migration of the criminal immigrant population to other cities with more welcoming policies. Do you suppose that exodus offended law-abiding Phoenix residents? I'd guess they were delighted.