Pants-of-dog wrote:So the rationale for breaking up families and arresting peaceful and hardworking undocumented migrants is because you need to punish sanctuary cities for not enforcing arbitrary immigration laws that hinder relationships within the city.
How is this supposed to be the more moral position?
Anytime anyone is ever sent to jail they are "breaking up families". But illegal immigrants aren't typically kept in jail, they're deported back to the country where they have legal status to be there.
Your argument is that if someone breaks the law, and then because they live with their kids or family they shouldn't suffer the punishments that are the consequences of their willful actions, for which they had informed consent to before they committed the crime?
You simply don't like the law because it's not in your own self-interests. That isn't justice, it's selfishness beyond any reason or justice or democracy. It's tyranny and colonialism. Justice isn't what's simply better for you. Let 10 million white Americans move to Mexico and see how quickly Latin Americans change their turn. Americans disrespected the law and democracy of many Latin Americans and their countries for many decades and they didn't seem to like it, for good reason, because it was injustice and tyranny and imperialism.