I get that cities want to make it safer for targets of Trump's awful policies, especially those aimed at immigrants. But I do have one dark thought when I see news about sanctuary cities: how well did safe havens work out for Bosnia's Muslims?
I worry that sanctuary cities will have only have the appearance of security. What happens if federal government forces show up and find a convenient concentration of undocumented immigrants that they want to seize? Do the police forces of these cities have rules of engagement that allow them to confront federal law enforcement? If not, then I can easily see apparent safety becoming the opposite very quickly.
Please tell me I am wrong.