The House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding from sanctuary cities, the hundreds of locations throughout our country that somehow ignore ICE in their efforts to enforce immigration laws. Chris Christie shared his thoughts on the matter during a talk held last week at a sports bar in Iowa.
Although sanctuary cities have existed since the late 70’s, the incident in July that left an innocent woman dead in the street in San Francisco at the hands of a known illegal with a criminal history has amped up the need for action.
Chris Christie held a talk last Friday at a sports bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa during which he shared his opinions about everything from sanctuary cities to climate change. The New Jersey Governor fully supports the idea of taking funding away from sanctuary cities.
“The laws on the books need to be enforced,” he said. “People selectively decide to enforce the law. That’s how we wound up with the murder we had in San Francisco. You can’t just pick and choose the laws you want to enforce. The law is the law.”
Christie also spoke about Obama’s “awful” nuclear deal with Iran, saying, “All of the things contained in this agreement are a loss for the United States.” He hopes Congress will try to stop Obama from making a pact with terrorists.
Christie has big plans for federal spending and entitlements if elected President. “Here’s the problem. Even with all that spending we’re doing, our major entitlement programs are heading towards insolvency,” he said as he described his 12-point plan.
Included in his plans are raising the retirement age and improving Medicare and social security.
Not to be left out of the Planned Parenthood scandal, Christie comented that he is “the first pro-life governor ever elected in the history of the state of New Jersey,” and that he is in full support of defunding America’s biggest abortion facility.
He went on to speak about education and hinted at longer school hours and an extended school year. Eventually returning to the subject of illegal immigration, Christie said that he does not want to build a wall across the whole of the southern border, but only at sections where a wall is “effective and needed.”
“We need the national government to establish and maintain our national borders,” he said, adding that cameras and drones should be used in monitoring the border. “We want people to come to America legally.”