Skip to comments.U.S. mayors decry Trump sanctuary city threat, 'prepared to welcome' migrants
Posted on 04/13/2019 5:15:31 PM PDT by Mariner
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. mayors said on Friday their cities would welcome illegal immigrants, dismissing President Donald Trump's threats to transport people detained at the border to "sanctuary cities" as illustrating the White House's callous approach to the issue.
Trump confirmed on Twitter that he wanted to transport people detained in his immigration crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border to sanctuary cities, an informal designation for localities that refrain from assisting federal immigration authorities in detaining people living in the country illegally.
Mayors from across the country were quick to respond to Trump's latest portrayal of immigrants and sanctuary cities as threats.
In New York City, where nearly 40 percent of the population are immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Trump's immigration policy was rooted in cruelty.
"He uses people like pawns," de Blasio said in a statement. "New York City will always be the ultimate city of immigrants the President's empty threats won't change that."
In Philadelphia, known as the city of brotherly love, Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement that his city "would be prepared to welcome these immigrants just as we have embraced our immigrant communities for decades." He said the White House was demonstrating "the utter contempt that the Trump Administration has for basic human dignity."
The Republican president has made cracking down on illegal and legal immigration a centerpiece of his administration, and has regularly threatened to try to cut federal funding to programs in generally Democratic-leaning sanctuary cities, counties and states.
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And, they're terrified.
They just find themselves in a rhetorical box with no escape.
Just watch how aggressively they challenge it in court.
This is great! Challenge accepted!
de Blasio said in a statement. “New York City will always be the ultimate city of immigrants
Drop 5 bus loads in front of his house.
No you’re wrong they want them. This is their ticket to one party rule. No one can keep the illegals in the cities.
See, its a win win. How many train loads can we send?
And drop 20 bus loads in Harlem.
Wanted baby = person
Unwanted baby = not a person
Libtards however refuse to acknowledge and see the legal and moral difference between a legal immigrant and an illegal immgrant. Someone who comes here through our valid laws and legal process, and those breaking our immigration laws.
No, drop 20 busloads in front of his back gate, ... and no porta potties...
i hope he enjoys “it.” lolol
Now that the weather is warmer, Central Park could handle a few thousand. Then they could spread out into Manhattan.
The second they get dropped off the Dem leaders will ship them off to red states, just watch..the Dems know that sanctuary cities will always vote Democrat, they need to send these roaches to red states to turn the states blue
Head 'em up, move 'em out...
Can your taxpayers afford them ?
And we cannot stop them. I heard on some cop show the other night that they caught 92,000 attempting to cross over in March I think it was. If they caught 92,000, how the hell many got across. Probably at least six figures or more we didn’t catch. They will spread out across the fruited plane and get all that free stuff, and all the pregnant women will have their anchor baby and it will be an American citizen and get to stay and of course mommy gets to stay also. Then dad and the other 12 kids will move in and then here comes both sets of grandparents and 46 uncles and aunts and their 156 kids, and before long the family has two entire blocks that are just their family and collecting free stuff from the US government and the state they are in. Oh, how wonderful to “break into” a country and get it given to you instead of stealing it. Happy days USA!!! Your tax dollars at work!!! Woopie!!!!!!
Bring on the buses. In fact, let the illegal aliens chose which sanitary city they would like to go to.
The President is only trying to find good homes for them.
What the heck are you crazy lefty politicians talking about.
Take them and God Speed.
Obama was moving them to red states.
Id like to see Trump say it would be a despicable act of cruelty to send these love gifts anywhere they are unwelcome, and the kindest policy would be to relocate them where they will be wanted and protected.
There can be no better locations than the sanctuary cities where they want them so badly they are willing to defy the full might of the Federal Government to shield and protect them!
No, they know theyll get federal dollars.
Cities in Texas say they are already feeling the pressure from the volume of illegals in their midst. Somebody else has to take their share.
These are a bunch of whining politicians who say they will not cooperate with the feds on turning over illegals, so deliver them to their doorsteps and let them handle them alone.
What goes around, comes around. Or just desserts or something like that.
This is classic Trump.
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