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Originally published as: Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien, "No, Ken Blackwell, Sanctuary City Policies aren't a Threat to Anyone," The Hill, October 24, 2019.
On Oct. 22, Ken Blackwell penned an op-ed for The Hill in which he argued that sanctuary policies pose a threat to “decent people.” I would like to address the claims Blackwell made, but let me begin by saying that I do not take issue with opposition to sanctuary policies.
Discussing and debating these issues is at the core of American democracy. What I do take issue with is a debate almost completely devoid of the actual facts and which ignores the body of research that exists on sanctuary policies.