Saturday, January 4, 2020

Weak Immigration Policies

From Big League Politics:
New York prosecutors are patting themselves on the back because they are set to announce charges against 96 MS-13 gang members who were operating in Suffolk County. Authorities plan to make the announcement during a press conference today, and they have declared that MS-13 is now “inoperable” in the state of New York. That is certainly good news, but it begs the question: Why were they ever operable in New York in the first place?
One reason could be the hostility toward federal immigration enforcement by the state’s Democratic leaders. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to ICE in 2018 threatening them with lawsuits if they continued targeting illegal immigrants inside his state.

“We believe ICE is violating the law,” Cuomo said during a press conference. “We’re going to put them on notice today, if they continue, the state will sue them. Period.” Cuomo also signed an executive order in 2017 to protect illegal immigrants from being asked about their status by law enforcement in most cases. “As Washington squabbles over rolling back sensible immigration policy, we are taking action to help protect all New Yorkers from unwarranted targeting by government,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York became the Empire State due to the contributions of immigrants from every corner of the globe and we will not let the politics of fear and intimidation divide us.” (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

I know I am ignorant of some facets of the Constitution but am wondering why people who are not legal citizens of this Country are provided protection against our laws and whose 'rights' are placed above those of legal tax paying citizens.