Sanctum

A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine. By the use of such places as a haven, by extension the term has come to be used for any place of safety. This secondary use can be categorized into human sanctuary, a safe place for humans, such as a political sanctuary; and non-human sanctuary, such as an animal or plant sanctuary. Source, Wikipedia…

 

MIAMI — President Trump is hailing the first victory in his fight against “sanctuary cities” after a South Florida mayor ordered his employees on Thursday to begin working more closely with federal immigration authorities. USA Today…

 

 Almost every immigrant neighborhood in the U.S. is ripe to be preyed upon, it’s kinda of a closed society, it’s possible for both the legal and illegal residents to have a deep-rooted fear of all things government, men in uniform, with guns.

So, they are easy victims for some members of their culture as well as outside organized criminals to target them with protection schemes, sell them black market goods and services with exorbitant fees, engage in strong arm tactics, knowing full well that few would dare report them, because of their lack of understanding of their rights, their built-in fear of the law. The first few years or so some first-generation immigrants seldom leave the neighborhood, can live, shop and work, all within its borders, some never even learning English, it’s the second and third generations that populate the outer fringes, become employed and succeeding in the general population of the city. It’s in neighborhoods like the above that the word ‘sanctuary’ has its true meaning, cause and effect, with some form of sanctuary, the fear of the law is greatly diminished, a crime can be reported without fear of being deported if illegal or is related to illegals, good citizenship is the prime motivation. Without the protection of sanctuary, a contagious illness (diseases) can go untreated and reported placing an entire city and state in danger simply because of one’s immigration status.

 

All over the U.S. some big city mayors are taking a stand against the Presidents executive order by protecting its inhabitants, both legal and illegal, or anyone without proper documentation from the threat of deportation, by not collecting such status information of its local law abiding citizens. Who are now free without fear to report crime and seek medical attention when ill all for the greater good of the city, state and the nation …Not since the early days of the civil war have the nation seen such a negative response to any branch of the federal government…