Full Frontal Television

Samantha Bee explains why Republicans hate ‘sanctuary cities’

"Look, we need comprehensive immigration reform. Some of this country's 13,000 gun deaths a year are caused by undocumented immigrants, and that is a real problem. But it won't be solved by deporting someone's mom for littering."

On Wednesday’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee discussed the problems Republicans have with “sanctuary cities.” This are municipalities that do not have a policy of arresting and turning in undocumented immigrants purely on the basis of their illegal status. “If that sounds reasonable and compassionate to you, congratulations,” Bee said, “You haven’t been watching Fox News for the past five years.”

“For the attentive Fox News viewer, sanctuary cities are dystopian hell pits of lawlessness, where hoards of non-English-speaking illegal immigrants roam the streets at night, eating stolen tacos and murdering as many people as they want with no consequences whatsoever, because crime-loving liberals swoop in to save them from punishment,” Bee declared.

Although sanctuary cities have no greater rates of crime than other cities, there also “aren’t just a hippy, kumbaya global-music CD of an idea,” Bee explained.  “Look, we need comprehensive immigration reform. Some of this country’s 13,000 gun deaths a year are caused by undocumented immigrants, and that is a real problem. But it won’t be solved by deporting someone’s mom for littering.”

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