Thanks for Prohibiting Sanctuary Colleges in Georgia
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, May 5, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
What a relief it was when H.B. 37 passed this session. It’s a ray of hope for law-abiding citizens who believe that national boundaries should be respected and laws should be enforced against violators. Today, I applaud Representative Earl Ehrhart, who introduced H.B. 37, and Representatives England, Morris, Williams and Petrea who co-signed it. Also, I want to thank the 112 House members and 37 senators that voted for it. Thanks to them, the law against illegal entry into the United States has more teeth in it in Georgia.
While that doesn’t mean illegal aliens will be sent back home, Representative Ehrhart’s bill prohibits sanctuary policies in private colleges and universities and punishes them for adopting a regulation, rule, policy, or practice that gives safe space for students who are here illegally. Since crossing the border is illegal, individuals, agencies and organizations are encouraging illegal behavior if they protect illegals from federal and state immigration laws.
Because a Georgia county, reportedly, harbors illegal aliens, Georgia is listed among states that provide sanctuary, despite a 2016 state law that made it illegal for publicly-funded programs and local governments to provide sanctuary. The 2016 law applies to state colleges and universities because they are publicly funded by taxes, but it does not apply to private institutions. So, H.B. 37 corrected that by prohibiting sanctuary policies in private colleges and universities, as well. Continue reading