San Carlos, California, is set to become a sanctuary city in all but name. In a move that many believe is an inspired attempt to circumvent President Trump’s bill to deny funding to cities that don’t cooperate with ICE, San Carlos is looking to name itself a “Welcoming City”.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
A California city will quietly consider whether to declare itself a sanctuary for illegal immigrants Monday, when the city council votes on a resolution put forward by anti-Donald Trump organizers.
The resolution would bar local authorities in San Carlos from cooperating with federal agents to enforce immigration laws, officially designating the city as a safe zone from deportation for illegal immigrants who commit crimes. Such cities are widely known as “sanctuary cities,” although the proposal, interestingly, makes no mention of the politically loaded term.
The action will be voted upon by the city council on Monday night. The whole process will be livestreamed.
Some residents (who wish to remain anonymous for fear of Liberal backlash) have stated their upset with the scheme:
One city resident, who asked not to be named to avoid a backlash from the organizers, told The Daily Caller News Foundation he thinks the label is a “disguise” intended to obscure the reality of the policy change. Vice mayor and city council member Matt Grocott echoed that suggestion, saying the goal of the term is probably to avoid penalties from the Trump administration.