Huge majority of Californians oppose sanctuary cities

A conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at the University of California, Berkeley contains bad news for the lefties who run so-called sanctuary cities, where federal law is openly flouted, but nobody is being sent to jail like an evangelical county clerk in Kentucky.  Caroline May reports on Breitbart:

The poll, released Friday, reveals that opposition to local officials ignoring federal immigration requests runs high in The Golden State and cuts across ideological and ethnic lines.

According to the online survey of 1,098 California residents, 74 percent said “local authorities should not be able to ignore these federal requests,” and just 26 percent said authorities should be able to ignore such requests.

Republicans were the most opposed to sanctuary policies with 82 percent saying local officials should not be allowed to ignore detainers. A majority of Democrats and independents were also opposed — 73 percent and 71 percent, respectively.

Get this:

As for individual ethnic groups, 65 percent of Latinos said they opposed sanctuary policies. Seventy-five percent of Asians, 75 percent of African Americans and 80 percent of whites agreed.

I will translate this for dimwits: By almost two-to-one, Hispanics oppose sanctuary cities. This despite nonstop propaganda from Jorge Ramos and his colleagues at Univision, who financially benefit from monolingual Spanish speakers growing in number in the US.

The head of the IGS at Berkeley, Jack Citrin, anxiously points out:

“While these results for Latino residents are interesting, people should bear in mind some limitations on our data, including the fact that our survey was conducted only in English, and that our sample consisted almost entirely of citizens,” Citrin said.

So, limiting the poll to citizens is unfair? Should we let noncitizens deermine our policies? And should the poll be taken in Spanish? How about Chinese (of which there are numerous dialects spoken in the US, starting with Mandarin, Cantonese, Fukienese, Shanghainese, and on and on)? Then there’s Tagolog to consider, and Vietnamese, too. All are spoken by large numbers of noncitizens living in California.

I suspect that even if you included non-English speakers (at great cost, delay, and inconvenience), the results wouldn’t be much different. After all, who wants to live among criminals who are released from jail instead of being handed ove to the feds for prosecution or deportation?

A conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at the University of California, Berkeley contains bad news for the lefties who run so-called sanctuary cities, where federal law is openly flouted, but nobody is being sent to jail like an evangelical county clerk in Kentucky.  Caroline May reports on Breitbart:

The poll, released Friday, reveals that opposition to local officials ignoring federal immigration requests runs high in The Golden State and cuts across ideological and ethnic lines.

According to the online survey of 1,098 California residents, 74 percent said “local authorities should not be able to ignore these federal requests,” and just 26 percent said authorities should be able to ignore such requests.

Republicans were the most opposed to sanctuary policies with 82 percent saying local officials should not be allowed to ignore detainers. A majority of Democrats and independents were also opposed — 73 percent and 71 percent, respectively.

Get this:

As for individual ethnic groups, 65 percent of Latinos said they opposed sanctuary policies. Seventy-five percent of Asians, 75 percent of African Americans and 80 percent of whites agreed.

I will translate this for dimwits: By almost two-to-one, Hispanics oppose sanctuary cities. This despite nonstop propaganda from Jorge Ramos and his colleagues at Univision, who financially benefit from monolingual Spanish speakers growing in number in the US.

The head of the IGS at Berkeley, Jack Citrin, anxiously points out:

“While these results for Latino residents are interesting, people should bear in mind some limitations on our data, including the fact that our survey was conducted only in English, and that our sample consisted almost entirely of citizens,” Citrin said.

So, limiting the poll to citizens is unfair? Should we let noncitizens deermine our policies? And should the poll be taken in Spanish? How about Chinese (of which there are numerous dialects spoken in the US, starting with Mandarin, Cantonese, Fukienese, Shanghainese, and on and on)? Then there’s Tagolog to consider, and Vietnamese, too. All are spoken by large numbers of noncitizens living in California.

I suspect that even if you included non-English speakers (at great cost, delay, and inconvenience), the results wouldn’t be much different. After all, who wants to live among criminals who are released from jail instead of being handed ove to the feds for prosecution or deportation?