Democrats have a psychiatric malady? Under Obama they got what they wanted, one way or another. Many times the Republicans acquiesced to their demands. Case in point, Holder, Lynch, Kagan and Sotomayor were given the green light with a minimum of ten Republican votes. When the votes weren’t there for Obama to pass his agenda, he resorted to executive orders. The Democrats applauded this, they gave him a standing ovation. Federalism did not matter, it was the big picture, States rights meant little.
However, now that the shoe is on the other foot they, these same Democrats that applauded Obama’s executive orders, challenge Trumps. The latest being Sessions indication that funds will be withheld from State, County and Local governments that do not cooperate with ICE. This has gotten the feathers up of many of the grandstanding mayors. For example the bad hombre from the Big Apple, de Blasio.
Mayor Bill de Blasio a few months ago said President Donald Trump’s executive order stripping funding for sanctuary cities would be severely damaging to New York City.
Trump followed up and signed the order targeting sanctuary cities, which do not arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
“We will not allow ICE agents to threaten that protection, disrupt classes or take any action that would be detrimental to our students,” de Blasio said at a press conference held outside New York’s Tweed Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. “With these updated guidelines, we are reinforcing the fact that a school is a safe and protected location,” he said, adding that his promise would not apply if ICE got a court order.
A November 2014 report by the New York Post estimated the state has a population of 35o,000 illegal-alien students. Their illegal immigrant parents work throughout the city, mostly in jobs where employers want cheap employees, and they spend tens of billions of dollars each year at local businesses.
“Specifically, concerns about possible federal action that would penalize cities financially for their policies toward immigrants and lead to increased deportation of immigrants,” the Conference of Mayors’ website reads. “With the January 28 issuance of an executive order halting admission to the United States of refugees and other immigrants, mayors and the Conference focused attention on these issues as well.”
According to de Blasio’s new protocol, ICE agents will not be allowed to enter a school unless they provide a warrant and wait outside the school until school employees consult with the Department of Education attorney. If the ICE agent appears without a warrant, de Blasio is instructing the school to call the NYPD.
“This adds another layer of defense so that it’s quite clear if an agent shows up, the default position is they’re not coming in the building,” de Blasio said. “ICE agents will not be wandering the halls of a school. Legal staff from the DOE and/or Law Department have to get involved, the principal has to get involved, senior police officials have to get involved before any decision is made on how to proceed.”
The IRONY here is simple, de Blasio swore to uphold the laws of the State of New York and the United States Constitution, but seems he only will when it suits him. Trump should have him arrested for violating Federal Law in this regard.