I'm not ready to throw out the sanctuary policy entirely. The question we need to answer is how we retain the best elements of being a sanctuary city without sacrificing public safety, "Phillips: Our sanctuary city must not serve as a haven for criminals," by Alberta Phillips, Austin American-Statesman, Sept. 16.
Memo to Ms. Phillilps: I was waiting for you to identify these "best elements" but came away disappointed when you didn't. Would they perhaps include fewer jobs for your city's legal residents, depressed wages, overcrowded schools and hospital emergency rooms, worsening traffic congestion, environmental degradation, etc., etc.?