Bill Duh-Blasio is not only defying Trump, he’s going to protect the worst of the worst illegals. Per IWF:
You see, New York, as you didn’t need to be told, is a “sanctuary city” that doesn’t co-operate with the feds in deporting “undocumented” immigrants. Typically local police, when they arrest a crime suspect and discover that he or she isn’t a legal resident, they alert federal authorities, who can start deportation proceedings. Or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
Sanctuary cities, however, pride themselves on keeping the feds in the dark about criminal activity on the part of illegal immigrants. So we’ve had such phenomena as the 2015 shooting death of 32-year-old Kate Steinle in San Francisco, another self-declared sanctuary city, allegedly by a Mexican national with a string of felony convictions and five previous deportations but whom San Francisco police had simply released three months earlier after he was detained on a drug warrant.
Nonetheless, DeBlasio has decided to cast himself as the heroic opponent of President Trump’s promise to withhold federal grant money from cities and states unless they drop their sanctuary status. And as he made it clear to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, New York won’t be helping the feds deport suspects arrested on either grand larceny or drunk-driving charges. According to the Hill, Tapper expressed some surprise at this broad shield for thieves and tipplers:
“If you’re a drunk driver and you’re an undocumented immigrant, why should there be a place for you in this country?” Tapper asked.
“Jake, there are 170 offenses in that law that are listed as serious and violent crimes that lead to automatic cooperation between the city of New York and our federal partners,” DeBlasio replied. “So any serious and violent crime, we’re going to work with them.”
“Is grand larceny or drunk driving a very minor offense?” Tapper followed.
“Drunk driving that does not lead to any other negative outcome, I could define as that,” DeBlasio said.
Look, you don’t even have to be a hardcore anti-immigration type to be offended by this sort of logic. People that come here illegally are trespassing in this country. If we’re going to disregard that for various reasons, THE LEAST they could do is be on their best behavior. It’s not controversial to want to deport people who commit serious crimes.
For DeBlasio, the safety of New Yorkers takes a backseat to liberal virtue signaling. When Catholic citizens want to host an explicitly Catholic parade that’s free of gay pride groups, they face the mayor’s wrath. When illegal immigrants want to drive drunk and endanger the lives of innocent New Yorkers, they get his protection.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.