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Oklahoma Senator Nathan Dahm Files Legislation Banning Sanctuary Cities in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm wants to put a stop to sanctuary city policies in Oklahoma.

According to a report from Fox 25, Dahm filed Senate Bill 1459, which would ban any municipality in Oklahoma from implementing sanctuary city policies.

These policies protect illegal aliens from facing federal prosecution.

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Under Dahm’s bill, any city or town that institutes sanctuary policies would not be eligible for state funding via agencies and grants.

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“In the past, we have had cities say they would willingly violate federal immigration laws by declaring their cities a sanctuary for those law-breaking foreigners,” Dahm stated. “Senate Bill 1459 says no such sanctuary policy can be implemented in our state, and any government entity that violates these laws would be subject to loss of funds until they uphold the law.”

Sanctuary policies also bar municipality officers from verifying or reporting the immigration status of any illegal alien within the municipality to federal agencies or officials.

On top of that, sanctuary policies grant illegal aliens the right to legally reside in a municipality in clear violation of federal law and prevent law enforcement officers from inquiring about an individual’s citizenship or immigration status.

SB 1459 authorizes legislators to request a legal opinion from the Attorney General’s office when they receive a complaint about a municipality violating federal immigration laws.

If funding is cut off for a city under the bill, the Attorney General would have to determine if the city is following the law in order to restore funding.

Dahm has hit the ground running on all legislative fronts from Second Amendment rights to constitutional matters in recent months.

Through his legislative action, Oklahoma Senator has quickly become a friend of gun owners and those who believe in limited government.

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Democrat Congressman Dismisses Low Black Unemployment under Trump

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Even with Black unemployment at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years under the Trump administration’s watch, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn dismissed these numbers.

Clyburn said these numbers are “not true” because Blacks “were fully employed during slavery.” So, “it all depends on how you measure” it, he asserted.

On Fox News’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, host Neil Cavuto chatted with Clyburn about the Trump economy. Clyburn asked whether the president’s policies are beneficial to Black Americans.

“Let’s leave the words aside,” stated Cavuto.  “Whether you like his [Trump’s] style or not, or tweets or not, or comments or not,  he’s delivered the goods for a lot of African-Americans has he not? With record-low unemployment levels for one group or another. Among Africa-Americans, you don’t think that’s something constructive?”

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Clyburn, who voted to impeach Trump back in December, said, “Come on, Neil.  No, no, it’s not true.   I’m saying that the African-American unemployment is not the lowest it’s ever been unless you count slavery.”

“We were fully employed during slavery,” claimed Clyburn. “So it all depends on how you measure this up.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national unemployment rate for African American workers, 16 years and older, was 5.4% in August 2019.  Michael W. Chapman of CNS New said this was the lowest rate in recorded history.

The BLS data for African American begins in 1972, almost 50 years ago.  According to a chart that Chapman posted, the unemployment rate numbers from July through December 2019 were in the 5’s range — 5.9, 5.4, 5.5, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.9. In January 2020, the rate was 6.0 percent.

Clearly Democrat elected officials are in denial about Trump’s economic success.

However, if the Trump administration wants to win black votes, it will need to push immigration restriction given how unskilled labor tends to displace black labor.

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