This bill is not at all what it’s advertised to be. It prohibits sanctuary policies, and requires that states comply with federal immigration policies, no matter their intent or extent of their regulations.
Why would we ever restrict access to necessary resources to someone simply because of where they were born? Immigration served only has a tool to restrict people from those very resources. Things like healthcare, developed medicine, and access to free speech, a democratic government, and asylum from groups that terrorize them, why would a country that can offer these things restrict them? Immigration and people’s opinions of it and how/when to restrict usually always comes down to the person’s skin color, religion, or place of origin. Every person in this country who is not Latin American or Native American is an immigrant and exists here purely due to colonization. To say we shouldn’t let immigrants in now is an arbitrary stance to take after we developed and created this nation, its resources, and our economic structure as immigrants who desolated and oppressed entire populations of aboriginal peoples in order to assert our right in establishing these things. Stop the demonization of immigrants. Stop making it more difficult for people to do the things our founding fathers thought they had the right to do at the expense of any other living person who stood in their way. Immigrates have never shown the same intent of hostility in this nation and never to the extent of the people who created it. Any fear or opposition to them is a narrative rooted in racism and prejudice used by those with power to reassign blame for our countries flaws onto to innocent people who have more right to this land any the majority of the people already within its borders.