Many Turn Against ‘Sanctuary City’ Status–Tulsa, OK Becomes State’s First ‘Welcoming City’

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As many cities have begun to turn away from being “welcoming” or “sanctuary” cities, the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, seems to be heading in the opposite direction.

Activists for migrants were celebrating this week by designating Tulsa as its newest “Welcoming City.” The designation comes after Mayor G.T. Bynum and members of the city council enacted several measures since September to make the city a more desirable destination for illegal migrants.

The group Welcoming America has helped cities across America create, promote, and guide efforts to create conditions better for migrants in American cities.

One of the efforts by Tulsa was the Asian Affairs Commission enacted by Mayor Bynum in September, the group says. The new commission will focus on workforce and economic development, education, and civic engagement, according to KOSU.

During his State of the City address on November 2, Bynum also announced that the city hired an immigrant services liaison to connect immigrants with jobs in Tulsa.

“The work of Catholic Charities, the YWCA, B’nai Emunah Synagogue and so many others led President Biden’s top aid for refugee resettlement to come to Tulsa to see how we were handling it, because he wanted to use us as a model for other cities around the country,” Bynum said during his address.

The initiatives formed part of Bynum’s campaign for mayor, as well. On his website, Bynum promised to launch “the New Tulsans Initiative, which is focused on making Tulsa a beacon of freedom and opportunity for immigrants all around the world.”

Tulsa is now one of 18 cities and counties that Welcoming America has lavished with its “Welcoming City” designation.

Still, illegals make up but a small part of Oklahoma’s population. According to the American Immigration Council, in 2018 there were only 236,882 immigrants of all sorts in the state, making up just six percent of the population. In 2016 the group estimated there were 85,000 undocumented aliens. And according to the Migration Policy Institute, there were still only 90,000 by 2019.

Meanwhile, the City of New York alone has seen a flood of 110,000 illegals since last spring. While Chicago has suffered with 15,000.

Unlike in Tulsa, a place that seems safely distanced from wave after wave of illegal migration, cities such as New York and Chicago are knee deep in political arguments over eliminating sanctuary city policies that have made them a target.

A recent poll in Chicago, for instance, found that 46 percent of voters want to put an end to sanctuary city policies. And the aldermen in city hall have been fighting over the issue.

In New York, a growing number of elected officials are beginning to turn against sanctuary policies, saying that the policies are causing havoc in the Empire State.
WTF. That arse hat needs to be sued and kicked out of office for aiding and abetting criminals


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We're running out of places to go.
And getting smaller all the time. The demons in charge of our current cultural revolution must have planned it. Rank liberal states are forcing their sycophants to move to red states in order to complete the collapse.

Off another gun forum on a thread for gun friendly places to retire:

North Idaho has gone seriously Californian. Much of the open to riding, hiking, hunting large sections of private forest land has been closed due to irresponsible abuse. The money laden transient ex coasters just would not respect the unwritten rules of Do Not Steal the firewood, Do Not Litter, Do Not carelessly cause wildfires. After 20 years, I also would like somewhere to go.

It is growing like crazy here and a fair share of that population growth is from people moving in from California. Utah seems to be a wee bit more purple than most people realize.

Home prices are head into the stratosphere. Sadly that also means our property taxes are headed up too.

Crime along the Wasatch Front is really getting worse, a lot worse. We stay out of Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.

What really sucks is I love our mountains a deserts. Unfortunately the population growth is ruining the outdoor experience. There are places that I use to go and not see a soul that are now crowded with hiker and mountain bikers.


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I am sick and tired of illegal aliens being called migrants. The dems are ruining this country with their open border policy, but I am sure I am preaching to the choir on this forum.
Many of the top GOP/Republican industrialists need undocumented cheap labor for their factories too. This entire immigration issue is an "us vs. them" problem and not along party lines.

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