Roughly half of the American population currently lives in cities, states, or towns operating under ‘Sanctuary City’ policies; strict guidelines that prevent local authorities from cooperating with federal agents regarding illegal immigration.
According to the Washington Times, new data released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform reveals that 564 municipalities currently shield undocumented migrants from federal authorities.
The figures include state governments -such as California, Illinois, and New York- and major American cities like New York and Los Angeles that operate under the ‘sanctuary’ policy.
“This is just an astounding and a dramatic surge of sanctuary jurisdictions,” said Bob Dane, executive director at FAIR. “They’ve doubled in just two years, and if you game that out, if the exponential growth continues, it’s not going to be long before it’s accurate to say the U.S. is a sanctuary country.”
Read the full report here.