Mayor de Blasio: Migrants Make Our City Safer

Mayor de Blasio of New York City is determined to keep his city's status as a “sanctuary city” where illegals can flee federal immigration agents. The Trump administration, and specifically Attorney General Sessions, plans to cut federal funding to cities that break federal law by harboring illegals. This epic conflict is quickly coming to a head.

In response to Sessions' announced plan to cut funding, de Blasio has threatened litigation.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city will be open to terror attacks if Attorney General Jeff Sessions follows through with the federal law enforcement funding cut on sanctuary cities.

Sessions stated at a press briefing at the White House that jurisdictions who ignore immigration detainers request will lose federal grants.

De Blasio, in response to Sessions’ crack down on sanctuary cities said that “President Trump’s latest threat changes nothing. We will remain a city welcoming of immigrants, who have helped make our city the safest big city in the nation,”

He further adds: “Any attempt to cut NYPD funding for the nation’s top terror target will be aggressively fought in court. We won’t back down from protecting New Yorkers from terror – or from an overzealous administration fixated on xenophobia and needless division.”

De Blasio's comments are somewhat self-contradictory. On the one hand he claims that immigrants have helped make the city safe, yet he claims that cuts in law enforcement subsidies will make the city more vulnerable to terror attacks. Terror attacks from whom? Native New Yorkers? Hardly. From the very illegal immigrants de Blasio is so eager to shelter.

Sessions is not about to back down either. And he backs up the rationale for his plan with some facts.

Sessions for his part stressed that sanctuary policies make America more dangerous. He said: “Countless Americans would be alive today if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,”

Sessions backed up his claims with figures from the Department of Homeland Security which highlighted more than 200 cases where local law enforcement agencies refused to detain or turn over illegal immigrants accused of serious crimes from murder, rape and child sex offenses.

What should be a straightforward issue — people who enter the country illegally get deported — has been turned on its head by leftists such as de Blasio who put liberal politics above the safety of their citizens and the laws of the nation. Such politicians need to be retired.

Source: Newsline

Photo: Kevin Case



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