As part of an in-depth investigation, dangerous Honduran drug dealers provided details to the San Francisco Chronicle explaining how they have come to play a “dominant role in the city’s drug crisis.” The answer all comes down to the cities progressive sanctuary laws for illegal immigration, which have created an uncontrollable fentanyl epidemic and “visible decline of a major American city”.
Honduran drug dealers have been able to make a business hub in the city which is appealing to lawbreakers. One Honduran dealer told the Chronicle that San Francisco is a hot spot for drug work because those illegal immigrants who are caught are less likely to be deported.
“The reason is because, in San Francisco, it’s like you’re here in Honduras,” another dealer said. “The law, because they don’t deport, that’s the problem. … Many look for San Francisco because it’s a sanctuary city. You go to jail and you come out.”
Additionally, despite fentanyl sales increasing in the city, particularly during the pandemic, drug arrests have dropped significantly in recent years the outlet said. Higher levels of sales and lower arrest rates means more dangerous streets for the city’s citizens.
According to the Chronicle, many drug dealers use their money to buy mansions in the Siria Valley, a region north of Honduras’ capital. “The exteriors of some of the homes, such as the front gates and walls, pay homage to the city that gave the dealers their big break, with San Francisco 49ers and Giants logos adorning them” the outlet writes.
National Review writes of the Chronicle’s investigation:
Under current San Francisco law, last amended in July 2016, city employees are forbidden from using city resources to cooperate with any ICE investigation, detention, or arrest relating to an illegal immigration case. The law also prohibits ICE from placing holds on local prisoners so they can be deported upon their release from jail, the publication noted.
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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