Skip to comments.Philly launches another attack on ICE
Posted on 07/28/2018 5:36:23 PM PDT by Kaslin
The City of Brotherly Love doesn’t have much love for federal immigration officials, but they apparently love them some illegal aliens. The city’s new mayor announced this week that a contract which allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to access a database of municipal arrest information as it happens will not be renewed. He went on to complain that the agency was “misusing” the information to persecute people unjustly or something. (Associated Press)
Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, saying the agency is misusing the information to conduct sweeps in which otherwise law-abiding immigrants are also being caught up. Federal officials said the decision puts U.S. citizens in danger.
“We’re not going to provide them with information so they can go out and round people up,” Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday as he announced his decision to let a decade-old contract with ICE expire at the end of next month.
Kenney said immigration officers are wrongly using the database to go to homes and workplaces of people who list foreign countries of origin and arresting other people who are in the country illegally but are otherwise not accused of any crimes.
So Mayor Kenney feels that ICE is “misusing” the information in the database by using it to identify illegal aliens and go arrest them. In other words, they’re “misusing” the information by doing their jobs.
Also of interest is the choice of language the mayor employs here. He’s upset about ICE conducting, “sweeps in which otherwise law-abiding immigrants are also being caught up.” You know, if the only illegal act you’ve ever committed in your life was robbing a bank, we don’t hear people calling you an otherwise law-abiding bank robber and suggesting you should get to keep the money. While ICE would prefer to focus on the known criminal illegal aliens who are committing other crimes as well, simply being in the country without legal status is sufficient to get you deported. This is a message which clearly hasn’t sunk in for Philadelphia’s municipal leadership.
I’d also like to hear the mayor’s thoughts about the budget impact. ICE pays a fair amount of money to cities around the country for contracts such as these. Is Philadelphia really so fat with cash these days that they can turn their nose up at the cash? That would be a curious state of affairs considering they recently had to try implementing a self-destructive soda tax to close up loopholes in their budget. Of course, if they really want to go down this road I’m sure we can reassign those funds to more compliant jurisdictions who are interested in enforcing the law.
In the end, this is just another case of a sanctuary city looking for ways to make headlines and Democratic officials trying to burnish their #RESIST credentials with their liberal base. What they seem to fail to realize is that every criminal illegal alien who slips through the net because of their lack of cooperation represents a danger to the legal citizens of the city. Also, by making it harder for ICE to pick up illegal aliens who are already in police custody, they force ICE to do more sweeps in the community, picking up even more of those “otherwise law-abiding” aliens. But if the voters continue to tolerate it and keep electing the same crew to office year after year, then in the words of H.L. Mencken, I guess we all really do get the government we deserve.
Without looking at the contract or shall I say paperwork I would immediately say “fine then your funds for helping enforcement are hereby terminated effective immediately”
They want the government money, then help solve the problem
If not, pound sand and when we take them out it will be on our terms. An oh by the way, it kind of points to a potential voting issue as well....
Hmmm, very interesting
Will not spend a dime in Philly. I fear for my safety.
Another DemoCRAT-destroyed city that needs to be slapped down by the Feds....
Which laws do I get to break??
No; they are Trojan Horseless Border Invaders.
needs to be slapped down by the Feds....
But a four foot three inches tall judge in a little black robe will rule that the Feds have no power to do this and will stop them instantly. You know this already happened about sanctuary cities, tragically.
What is happening has a name: Civil insurrection. Part of Civil War II. City officials choosing which Federal laws are fun to defy and which bring them some money so they go along. Sedition.
What happens after city officials defy federal law and get away with it?
Its time to get tough. No federal money OF ANY KIND* to states that don’t obey federal laws. And aiding and abetting charges against any official who deliberately helps illegals.
*Of any kind— should include any disaster relief, any research grants to colleges, anything and everything.
I’m sick of liberal asshats getting to decide what laws they have to obey and what laws they don’t. Hold them accountable
Which laws do I get to break?
Hillary,Bill,Obama,Chelsea,Mueller,Lynch.Holder and other Dems get to “skate.” Not one day in a local holding cell, let alone decades in prison for destroying evidence, illegal handling of security risk computer files and on and on.
That is true--IMO what should happen is trump should say all lower court decisions will be ignored until the supreme court weighs in. A puny federal judge overruling a president is not in any way consistent with co-equal branches of government.
The DemonRATs getting desperate, need to import more illegal voters. Trump is foiling their efforts to smear him among the Citizen Voters. The economy is Trump’s Kevlar against their Alinsky smears and, their attempts to destroy Republican candidates in the midterms through guilt-by-association defamation, is a loser. The only thing left in the playbook is the Cultural Marxism chapter where they can scare the illegal voters with identity politics.
Not yet. When federal authorities and the Philly PD get into a gunfight, then it's insurrection, which would give Trump the authority to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807.
that's exactly right is it any wonder libs are unafraid to disobey federal immigration laws, plot trumps overthrow, destroy evidence and beat people and riot in the streets. they are never held to account for anything. Thank you Jeff Sessions most of all, you POS.
Maybe we need abortion free sanctuary cities to show them what its like.
The “violent” part of the insurrection to my mind was fulfilled when the demonstrators were not polite and courteous to the police. I guess I’m a George Wallace and Spiro Agnew fan. I’m kidding.
You are still right, although a mysterious someone could arrange an agent to take part in a fist fight like the Antifa anti-Trump voter campaign speech ones “hit their women, it will make them start fighting back”—Antifa manual.
We are dealing with anarchists like in the 1870-1910 era, so someone could toss a fireworks at the police and that’s insurrection to me.
I think the mass fighting will be well under way before the Trump invocation of the 1807 act, but you are still right that it’s just a hairsbreadth away today.
Liberals win, we always lose.
Liberals ignore the law, conservatives go to prison if we fail to follow them.
It’s called playing by the rules.
I didn’t go to see the re-make of Death Wish. Was it any good? I usually hate re-makes of time-honored classics.
I haven’t been to a movie since 1990.
Haven’t been to a movie since 1990....
“...What happens after city officials defy federal law and get away with it?...”
This is what the Trump administration is faced with RIGHT NOW. This cannot be allowed to stand. But my guess is that they are waiting for something. Elections, another law-abiding SCOTUS judge? It will be a major Constitutional matter.
The dems response: Try to ban the agency that gets rid of illegal immigrants that take blue collar jobs.
It's as if they asked themselves the dumbest thing they could do to win back their fleeing base and said 'yeah, let's do that!'
sweeps in which otherwise law-abiding immigrants are also being caught up.
They are not immigrants.
They are illegal aliens.
That means they are not law abiding.
In order to be an illegal alien they MUST break other laws.
Illegal employment and fraudulent documents are the tip of the iceberg.
What these people are really saying is the United States has no right to exist and they are going to take it from the citizens.
I thought the last two mayors of Philadelphia were batshit crazy but the new guy is trying to reach new highs of insanity.
Until Philly rids themselves of the Marxist/liberal fools who are ruining it, they will get more crime, more poverty, and more jerks in politics.
Boy do I miss Mayor/Police Chief Rizzo.
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