Emanuel, De Blasio. Bad news: your ‘friends’ are dropping like flies.
It seems like some mayors are getting the message. Obama is gone. Times have changed.
And American laws are to be enforced.
What a novel idea!
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez has instructed county jails to comply with all federal immigration detainer requests on Thursday, only one day after President Donald Trump issued an executive order to cut federal funding from sanctuary cities.
In 2016, the county ignored approximately 100 detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which would have cost the county about $52,000 to implement, according to the Miami Herald.
According to a report from the non-partisan Center for Immigration Studies, Miami-Dade County refused to honor 771 detainer requests from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015. That’s at least 871 illegal aliens allowed to remain in the U.S., including 575 with criminal records.
The mayor decided it made no financial sense to risk losing $355 million in federal funding during 2017 to protect illegal aliens with criminal records.
It’s not that he even LIKES the legislation. He just dislikes the consequence for ignoring it more.
We’re ok with that. (And we’ll CERTAINLY see if the electorate is when he runs again.)
But at least it’s a step in the right direction.
All this in the first week!
Isn’t it a GREAT day in America?