Surprise Discovery: Sanctuary Cities Will Pay For Wall

by PETER HUESSY February 6, 2017

Some Senate members cannot figure out how to pay for the border wall that the administration wants. And unless new funding is found they are threatening to stop the wall construction.

But a solution has apparently been found. Sanctuary cities are refusing to obey Federal immigration law. So they will lose billions in Federal assistance.

In fact, according to the Washington Beacon, "The 12 cities with the most illegal immigrants and the federal funding received last fiscal year are: New York ($7.6 billion), Chicago ($5.3 billion), Philadelphia ($590 million), San Francisco ($509 million), Los Angeles ($502 million), Seattle ($284 million), Providence ($235 million), Denver ($227 million), Austin ($207 million), Newark ($207 million), Portland ($174 million), and Minneapolis ($118 million)."

There is all the funding you need to pay for the wall costs in its entirety.

Making America Great Again.

Peter Huessy CEO Geostrategic Analysis


Report: Sanctuary Cities Received $27 Billion From Feds Each Year

1 in 5 city residents in Los Angeles are illegal immigrants

Sanctuary cities receive over $27 billion each year from the federal government, giving President Donald Trump significant leverage over cities such as New York and San Francisco to enforce immigration law, according to a new report.

OpenTheBooks.com identified 106 sanctuary cities in the United States in their oversight report, released Friday. In all, cities that ignore federal law by harboring illegal immigrants are receiving $27.741 billion in grants and direct payments in fiscal year 2016.

Twenty-two percent of the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States live in just 12 American cities, according to the report. Those cities, which include New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, received $15.983 billion in federal funds.

"On average, the cost of lost federal funding for a family of four residing in one of the 106 sanctuary cities is $1,810-or $454 per person," OpenTheBooks.com said. "A total population of 46.2 million residents live in the 106 sanctuary cities according to census data."

The cities receiving the highest amount of federal funding per capita, which "have the most to lose by maintaining their sanctuary status," were Chicago and Washington, D.C., which received $5.3 billion and $2.09 billion, respectively.

The majority of federal funding went to local police and fire departments, schools, housing, and city services, via grants worth $21.5 billion. Another $4.23 billion in direct payments went towards housing, education, community development, and schools.

Los Angeles, where "fully 1 in 5 city residents are illegal entrants," received $502.5 million from the federal government. The report noted that more than half of the illegal immigrants living in the country reside in a sanctuary city.

The 12 cities with the most illegal immigrants and the federal funding received last fiscal year are: New York ($7.6 billion), Chicago ($5.3 billion), Philadelphia ($590 million), San Francisco ($509 million), Los Angeles ($502 million), Seattle ($284 million), Providence ($235 million), Denver ($227 million), Austin ($207 million), Newark ($207 million), Portland ($174 million), and Minneapolis ($118 million).

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Peter R. Huessy is President of Geostrategic Analysis and a guest lecturer at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was formerly Senior Fellow in National Security at the American Foreign Policy Council.


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