Sanctuary Cities vs. Welcoming Cities

Dr. Jose F. Moreno’s contribution to the next Anaheim City Council agenda was to discuss the possibility of turning Anaheim into a “welcoming city” which created a measure of confusion when compared with Santa Ana’s declaration of becoming a “sanctuary city.”

The difference is stark.  “Welcoming City” status, while referencing immigrants, seems to trend towards cities welcoming refugees from Syria.  While “Sanctuary City” status is aimed at local law enforcement protecting undocumented immigrants, mostly from Mexico, from cooperating fully with federal immigration officials.  Welcoming cities encourage the integration of immigrants into the various city communities and neighborhoods but do not offer any sort of special protections of undocumented immigrants from federal from immigration enforcement.

So for Dr. Moreno, who campaigned on messages of having Latino voices heard in city government, the welcoming city status is a disappointment to lefties who support Sanctuary City status.  It seems to run counter to Moreno’s statements at the last Anaheim city council candidates forum, especially since his opponent, then Council member Jordan Brandman, didn’t quibble over making Anaheim a sanctuary city.  Candidate Mark Lopez got in trouble with the local GOP for endorsing sanctuary city status in every way but its actually name.

We’re going to urge Council Member Moreno to govern with the same moxie that candidate Moreno showed and call for Sanctuary City status for Anaheim.

Here’s more details on Welcoming Cities.  And on Sanctuary Cities.

Which one would the residents of Anaheim prefer?

  7 comments for “Sanctuary Cities vs. Welcoming Cities

  1. David Vasquez
    December 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Dan, this is the same Jose Moreno who had fundraisers hosted for him by gay activists and then refused to distance himself from Howard Ahmanson’s independent contributions which DIRECTLY benefitted him and his campaign.

    Hypocritical doesn’t begin to describe this guy. He talks city of “kindness” drivel and then stands by while his brother in law bashes his wifes head in. Not to be outdone, he advocates for his release from jail!!

    Its a pretty clear picture: upward mobile, compass less liar. But hey, he’s got 20 months to save tje city.

  2. December 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    you’re thinking of the sister-in-law, whose claims are dismissed becauses Communications Lab was involved. Which means the naysayers –calling out Ms. Ward here — dismiss court filings that document abuse because of who released the information. I call on Ryan Cantor, Cynthia Ward and Dave Zenger to actually review the sister-in-law filings and defend Uncle Iggy; Tait sheeple

  3. Junior
    December 17, 2016 at 7:42 am

    What is wrong with deporting convicted criminals who are in the country illegally?

  4. Relay Race
    December 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Continue to hate on Moreno. Still, Brandman was a huge disappointment. Really happy he’s gone, for now, at least. His penchant for stealing from taxpayers– his plagiarized report for Assessor comes to mind– and his vote to delay the election of a District 3 representative until 2018 were just wrong.

    • Mishalsucks
      December 17, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Jose is ready to vote for a $40k raise to a white chick for part time work. Yes we can for Comrade Tait

  5. Rintrah
    December 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    “A white chick?” Mishal- then you refer to Tait as Comrade, clearly a Frump term…you seem angry and confused and racist. Read a book, the web is meant to be confusing. Develop your intellect.

    • December 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      I’m not responsible for the comments people leave here.

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