The Texan reports that pro-life activists in Gilmer and Abilene are pushing their city councils to pass ordinances that would establish a “sanctuary city for the unborn”, thus banning abortion in the city limits.
These “sanctuaries” for the unborn are sprouting all across the Lone Star State.
A resident of Abilene, Charles Byrn, led the push to get the city council to pass a pro-life sanctuary in his town.
Byrn told the council “I think we need to be a shining city for the state of Texas and end abortion.”
He added, “The next step is to get it on the agenda and pass it.”
The Texan reached out to Mayor Tim Marshall of Gilmer, a small town in East Texas.
Marshall told The Texan that he was not hostile to the idea of a pro-life sanctuary, but did not want to establish one based on a “knee-jerk” reaction.
The Mayor claimed that the council would have to listen to what the citizens of Gilmer have to say on the matter.
Mark Lee Dickson, the director of East Texas Right to Life, expressed his concern at a city council meeting in Gilmer.
Dickson has prior experience in successfully leading the passage of a pro-life resolution in Waskom.
In June, the Waskom city council voted unanimously to declare the town a pro-life sanctuary. This town was the first in the Lone Star State to pass such an ordinance.
Mayor Christopher Perricone of Mineral Wells brought forward a similar resolution to his city council. However, The Texan reports that “the council blocked a vote to move forward with a formal discussion of the resolution in a 5-2 decision.”
The council members who opposed the measure said that they wanted the city to avoid having to face a lawsuit.
The Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce also chimed in on the sanctuary.
They were opposed to the ordinance because they believed that it would not attract businesses to the city.
On the other hand, the Waskom Chamber of Commerce told The Texan that they were not aware of any businesses that threatened to leave their town after their pro-life sanctuary policy passed in June.
Pro-life advocates are playing it safe by establishing these sanctuaries.
The Texan reports that “Byrn told the city council he was concerned about a $9 million grant that Planned Parenthood received to open two abortion clinics in West Texas. He said that Abilene is one of the potential cities the organization is considering.”
This latest push to establish pro-life sanctuaries is another case of grassroots activists taking matters into their own hands.
After a disappointing legislative session for conservatives in Texas, grassroots activists to become creative in their strategies to pass conservative legislation.
As the U.S. Elections Approaches, Thousands of Immigrants are Gaining U.S. Citizenship
America’s foreign voter base continues to grow ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
John Binder of Breitbart News noted that this is “adding a bloc of first-time foreign-born voters to the electorate.”
The last few months has seen delays in naturalization ceremonies thanks to the Wuhan virus pandemic. As of June, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency restarted ceremonies, with 2,000 immigrants being naturalized according to a report published by Camila DeChalus on June 10.
Other immigrants, who were expected to receive citizenship in 2020, are now pressing legal action against the federal government.
Prior to the crisis, USICS was naturalizing immigrants to the tune of 60,000 monthly.
Binder broke down the overall legal migration numbers:
Legal immigration levels — where 1.2 million immigrants secure Green Cards and nearly a million obtain naturalized citizenship annually — has driven up the nation’s foreign-born voting population to record levels.
The Breitbart writer highlighted another demographic trend that is taking place across America:
In February, Pew Research Center revealed that for the first time since 1970, one-in-ten U.S. voters will have been born outside the country in the 2020 election. High legal immigration levels have also ensured that Hispanic voters will replace black Americans as the largest voting minority for the first time in U.S. history.
According to research from The Atlantic, the New York Times, and Axios, Democrats tend to benefit from an increased foreign-born population.
Binder gave an overview about what these foreign voter numbers look like:
The Atlantic‘s Ronald Brownstein reveals nearly 90 percent of House congressional districts with a foreign-born population above the national average are won by Democrats. This means every congressional district with a foreign-born population exceeding 14 percent has a 90 percent chance of electing Democrats and only a ten percent chance of electing a Republican.
Exit polling data indicated that Trump won 49 percent of native-born Americans’ votes, whereas Clinton won 45 percent of the vote. As far as foreign voters were concerned, Clinton trounced Trump by raking in 64 percent of the immigrant vote, while Trump got only 31 percent.
At the moment, the Binder points out that the “U.S. is on track to import about 15 million new foreign-born voters in the next two decades due to existing legal immigration levels.”
Those 15 million new foreign-born voters include about eight million who will arrive through chain migration, where newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country.
The U.S. is undergoing a massive demographic transformation thanks to public policy.
In previous eras, migration waves would at least be contained by legislative pauses that allowed for assimilation.
But now, elites are content by keeping the illegal and legal migration gravy train going without any pause in sight.
Given immigrant voting trends, many freedoms such as the right to bear arms and free speech could be in jeopardy thanks to Democrats gaining a new voting bloc that will help them stay in power for a long time.
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