Mayor de Blasio Threatens to Sue Trump if He Sends Immigrants to Sanctuary City NYC
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tated on Monday that if President Trump follows through with his plan to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities like New York he vows to fight it in court. One hundred thousand illegal aliens were apprehended at the southern border last month. de Blasio made the statement on NY1 after Trump continued to threaten to send undocumented immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities on Monday.
“It’s illegal. It is just plain illegal. We will meet him in court. We will beat him in court,” de Blasio said.
The Trump administration brought up a discussion of busing the illegal immigrants crossing the border directly to sanctuary cities. Democrats don’t want to fix the crisis, and most have made it clear, that they do not want them.
If de Blasio, or any number of other lawmakers in sanctuary cities, want to formally litigate the plan (if it ever even happens), they’ll be admitting on record that the situation at the border is more of a crisis than they’ve been pretending. They are already caught in the hypocrisy of not wanting them, after offering sanctuary.
Earlier on Monday, Trump took to Twitter to say his plan to transport illegal migrants to sanctuary cities would move forward:
“Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and loopholes) will be, subject to Homeland Security, given to Sanctuary Cities and States!”
Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and loopholes) will be, subject to Homeland Security, given to Sanctuary Cities and States!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Of course, back in 2014, PBS noted that Obama did the EXACT same thing!
The Obama administration is releasing inside the United States some immigrants who have crossed illegally into the country amid a surge in traffic across the Mexican border in southern Texas. But how many remains a mystery because the government won’t disclose the number.
The Homeland Security Department started flying immigrants to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month after the number of immigrants, including more than 48,000 children traveling on their own, overwhelmed the Border Patrol there.
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has said the immigrants were mostly families from Central America. They were flown from Texas, released in Arizona, and told to report to an ICE office near where they were traveling within 15 days.
The administration would not say Friday how many immigrants were affected — hundreds or thousands — or how many of those immigrants subsequently reported back to the government after 15 days as directed. As many as 400 people were flown to Arizona during one weekend last month. Many were then dropped off at bus stations to travel to their original destinations in the U.S.
Most immigrants arrested at the border in southern Texas are from Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala and cannot be immediately repatriated so they are handed over to ICE.
Earlier Monday, Trump criticized lawmakers, who are on a two-week recess, to get something done.
“Congress should come back to D.C. now and FIX THE IMMIGRATION LAWS!”
The President has placed the Democrats like de Blasio between a rock and a hard place. Something has to be done. They have encouraged these poor people to jump our border. Where do we place them? What do we do with them.
I keep asking my liberal friends, “What would you do?”
No one can answer the question.
The left is again using these poor people as political pawns, and it is sad.
We love immigration, just legal. It is important. These people cannot take part in the American dream if they are illegal. The left does not care. It is sad.
Bring it on de Blasio! The more you do, the more people discover that Obama did the exact same thing!