Quasimodo, history's all time favorite bell ringer, swept up Esmeralda and proclaimed - "to the sanctuary!"
According to the dictionary, sanctuary is a place of refuge and protection.
Now they are saying that Houston is a "sanctuary city" and want to cut off our federal crime fighting funds. Fine, we'll just cut back on police patrols in Congressional District 7.
I would be more impressed with the opposition - my opposition - if they would go and have a press conference in one of their well manicured neighborhoods and say that they were going house to house and ask the homeowners to demand that their landscape/lawn service hire only folks with papers. OK, forget about going door to door. I'd be impressed if you just sent the homeowners a letter. The opposition is supposed to have vaunted grass roots capabilities. Well, create a real grass roots movement on this issue by targeting employers, restaurants, construction companies - you get the picture. They won't, because they'll pi__off their donor base. Cowardly, you bet. So, they pick on the city.
In today's Chron, Houston City Council Member Carol Alvarado said she would "launch an all-out campaign” to counter the effort of a group that is trying to get enough signatures on petitions to force a citywide vote on a city charter change that would allow the police officers to ask about our citizenship status. We'll be rolling out more info on the Alvarado led campaign in the coming days.