Eric Adams Paints Himself into a Sanctuary Corner

Article author: 
Brian Lonergan
Article date: 
Friday, August 19, 2022
Article category: 
National Issues
Article Body: 

Progressive mayors and governors have had a nice run for more than a decade while their opposition largely stood down. These politicians soaked up the praise from their base that came with declaring their fiefdoms “sanctuaries,” places that defy federal immigration laws and serve as a magnet for noncitizens here illegally. Those who disagreed with the policy were mostly shamed into silence, for fear of being called pejoratives like “nativist,” “xenophobe,” or the dreaded but increasingly tiresome “racist.” . . .