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Old 08-16-2007, 01:53 PM
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I know that some cities are sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, but I just found out that whole states are sanctuary states and that Alaska is one of them. Is that true? Are there a lot of illegal immigrants in Alaska? Where do they come from? I can't imagine they are coming from Mexico.
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:20 PM
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No, it is not true.
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:16 AM
Location: Fairbanks Alaska
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This is news to me, but I would like to know your source so we can read up on it.
I am currently working on a job that has some non english speaking workers. They are supposed to be legal to work here. But one never knows.
We do have imigrants here, from Poland, Russia, Mexico, Korea, and I think India or a similar asian country. The biggest group of imigrants are lower 48ers.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:36 PM
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Arcticthaw, my source was a news spot on Fox News. I not sure which show it was on--maybe O'Reilly-not sure. I remember Oregon was another state that was mentioned along with about 4 more. I can't remember their names- I guess I stopped listening after I heard Alaska mentioned. Anyway, I wanted to find out how true it was and also I had never heard of entire states being listed as sanctuary spots for illegals. Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:03 PM
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"Sanctuary states include Alaska, California, Maine, and Oregon. In New Mexico, Rio Arriba County has declared itself a sanctuary; and among the sanctuary cities are Anchorage, Ala.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Chicago and Evanston, Ill.; Cambridge, Mass.; Portland, Maine; Takoma Park and Garrett Park, Md.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Durham, N.C.; New York City; Gaston, Ore.; Austin and Houston, Texas; Seattle, Wash.; and Madison, Wis."

"Illegal entry into the United States entry without inspection is a misdemeanor, INA section 275, (8 USC Section 1324). Repeated illegal entry is a felony."

Sanctuary Cities Defy the Law
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:15 PM
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well i would find it unlikely there are many illegal aliens in alaska.i imagine after traveling from central america or mexico and sneaking across the border you would have much incentive to then sneak across the canadian border and then sneak again across the us border risking getting caught each time.most illegals in alaska i would think are people who overstayed visa's.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:56 PM
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Oh...so it's not being used in the legal sense, then. Didn't think so, because a city or state can't make laws that supersede federal ones.

Haven't noticed any up here, although I think there was one in Juneau a few years back, which made the news.
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:49 PM
Location: Alaska
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Cruise ship employees jumping ship is a real occurance.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:45 PM
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How do you find a 2 year old post?
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:04 PM
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Deportation numbers rise

More than 10,000 immigrants were deported in the past year from Alaska, Oregon and Washington, an increase of 37 percent over the year before, according to new numbers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Immigration officials said 10,602 were deported to their country of origin between October 2007 and September 2008, up from 7,688.

Source: Deportation numbers rise: Alaska News | adn.com (http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/583471.html - broken link)
If the above information is true, and one never knows with the Anchorage Daily Socialist Worker, then clearly Alaska, Oregon, and Washington State are not "sanctuary states."

In order to be a "sanctuary state" the state legislature must adopt a sanctuary policy, as Maine recently has. Sanctuary policies instruct state employees not to notify the federal government of the presence of illegal aliens living in their communities. No such policy has been enacted in Alaska.
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