Is this argument a valid one for keeping Sanctuary Cities open? What is it about this argument that rubs me the wrong way, where would I begin? In the interest if keeping this short, it is such a poor argument. "We need sanctuary cities because if we don't have them, there will be people too afraid of being reported to report crimes". First, in and of itself this argument suggests that there is a hell of alot of crime going on in these communities if this is a significant concern. Second, anyone can easily and anonymously call the police or some snitch line and report a person who committed a crime. Third, it might be the most limp wristed, disingenuous argument of the lot. You either have a country or you don't. You have federal laws against illegal immigration or you don't.