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Living in Fear: Understanding the Importance of Sanctuary Cities

In opposition to President Trump's immigration policies, sanctuary cities represent fundamental American values ​​across the country. Sanctuary Cities really matter because they uphold values ​​that are important to America, the world, and humanity. Sanctuary Cities enable better and safer cities. By looking at fundamental American values ​​and the work of Professor Wong, I will show the vitality of the Sanctuary Cities in the United States.

New York, a Sanctuary City, refuses to support the deportation of undocumented immigrants and allows all residents access to government services.

New York, a Sanctuary City, refuses to support the deportation of undocumented immigrants and allows all residents access to government services. Immigrants make up 37% of New Yorkers all working in harmony to provide a welcoming safe haven for people looking for better opportunities. Sanctuary Cities are important because they uphold the respect for humanity that is fundamental to this land.

The most important American value is freedom. Freedom is the foundation of American culture and is threatened by our new president. Franklin D. Roosevelt advocated that Americans should be entitled to four freedoms: Freedom from want, freedom of speech, freedom to worship any god and above all freedom from fear. Today, more than ever, immigrants live in fear that stands against everything America has built and projected into the world. These pillars are at risk of being destroyed by President Trump's xenophobic ideals. His threat to remove these safe havens is unjustified, as statistics show that sanctuary cities are safer and better off than non-sanctuary cities deported to their homeland.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivers the Four Freedoms speech on January 6, 1941

Statistics show an average of 35.5 fewer crimes committed per 10,000 in counties with protected areas compared to counties without protected areas.

Tom K. Wong, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, conducted a study comparing the performance of sanctuary cities with non-sanctuary cities. Sanctuary Cities are successful cities : Promoting security and economic prosperity. Statistics show an average of 35.5 fewer crimes committed per 10,000 in counties with protected areas compared to counties without protected areas. Citizens and immigrants develop strong, trusting bonds with police officers as their focus is on preventing crime rather than engaging the state immigration service. In addition, these cities have more significant economies as immigrants are also a source of job and employment opportunities. These immigrants contribute by providing innovations and ideas that are essential for the country's development.

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