New York Mayor Says They'll Sue If Immigrants Are Dropped Off In City

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said it's "illegal" for the federal government to send illegal aliens to sanctuary cities.

New York, NY – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will fight back if President Donald Trump decides to ship asylum seekers to the sanctuary city of New York, even as mayors in other sanctuary cities said they would welcome illegal immigrants with open arms.

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only…” President Trump tweeted on April 12.

“The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!” he added.

The President reiterated his position on Monday morning.

“Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held [Congress must fix the laws and loopholes] will be, subject to Homeland Security, given to Sanctuary Cities and States!” he tweeted.

Mayors and officials of sanctuary cities across the country, including San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, Seattle and Philadelphia, welcomed the idea.

“As a welcoming city, we would welcome these migrants with open arms, just as we welcomed Syrian refugees, just as we welcomed Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel said in a statement, according to the New York Post.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said that his city is ready and waiting for illegal immigrants to arrive in the City of Brotherly Love.

“The city would be prepared to welcome these immigrants just as we have embraced our immigrant communities for decades,” Kenney told the New York Post.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed alleged in a tweet that President Trump only floated the idea as a “scare tactic” in order to distract people from “real issues.”

“This is just another in a long line of scare tactics and half-baked ideas that are just about chasing headlines and distracting people from real issues,” Breed declared. “In SF we are proud to be a sanctuary city and we’ll continue to stand up for all of our residents.”

But Mayor de Blasio took a different route, and announced that he would take legal action if the President decides to ship illegal immigrants to his city.

“It’s illegal. It is just plain illegal,” the mayor and potential presidential hopeful said on Monday. “We will meet him in court. We will beat him in court.”

“I remember vividly the day the Trump administration, when he said he was going to cut our security funding because we did not ask for documentation status, because we would not cooperate with everything ICE was doing,” de Blasio told the New York Post.

“We said we would go to court to stop it and we did,” he boasted.

Eight states and hundreds of cities throughout the country currently have policies that prohibit local and state law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration agents, The Epoch Times reported.

The "immigrant-friendly" city of Las Cruces, NM has recently been overwhelmed by immigrants, prompting the city to ask for help.

“It’s hard to understand what they must be going through, to leave everything behind and try to start a different life,” Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima added. “I wish we had the resources to help them more but we’re doing the best we can.”

For several months, local churches have been providing temporary assistance to immigrants who have been released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while their cases are pending, the Associated Press reported.

On Thursday, the U.S. Border Patrol announced that it would be releasing processed illegal aliens into Texas and southern New Mexico due to “capacity issues,” according to the Associated Press.

Border patrol vans unloaded nearly 100 immigrants at the Gospel Rescue Mission on Friday, the Las Cruces Sun News reported.

The city issued a request for donations of blankets, clothing, food, toiletries, water, towels and foam for bedding to help provide for the waves of people as they filled up shelters, churches, and a recreation center.

Another 78 immigrants were brought into the city before noon on Saturday, and at least 160 more arrived on Sunday, the Las Cruces Sun News reported.

Comments (22)
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JBo
JBo

It's illegal for the feds to transport them to NY but it's OK if they arrive on their own? Got it!

JoeH
JoeH

Let me get this straight mayor its plain illegal to drop off illegals but you also think its ok for illegals to be here lol wow the word is illegal either it is or isn't lol

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

To go along with what JBo said, let's drop them off on the border of NY, give them all directions to NYC, surround them with forces so that they can't go anywhere but into NY - let's see what happens then, since we haven't transported them into NY!

Masunami
Masunami

So, you want to be a sanctuary city, well it starts by housing illegals. SO, do you really want to help illegals or are you just the délice du jour so you can get reelected? Make up your mind... do you want to help or stay in office--can't tell from the way you are reacting.

Katarina
Katarina

It would seem to me that Las Crusas and all of the border states and cities would have a much better reason to sue than New York. Why can't they be forced to take their fair share? De Blasio can't have it both ways. He can't welcome them into the country and insist they be placed anywhere other than New York!

TTT213
TTT213

I work 50 plus hours a week to support my family. Why should my taxes go to pay for illegals? Build the WALL and close the border.

tkshields
tkshields

drop them off in the shipping district

IMO
IMO

Stop calling them immigrants!

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Why? They set this crap up in the first place for these illegals to go running to when they, well, enter illegally, and now they want to dictate terms and Trump is the bad guy? Bullshit!

You liberals and democrats don't want to construct the wall to help stem the flow so we're stopped overflowing with these illegals daily then it's your own fault! You want them, you got them! So stop your bitching.

Every one of you whined about Trump's "policies", come up with better solutions then that means the American taxpayer doesn't have to keep on paying for these freeloaders and burdon's on our welfare system.

PhillyBlue
PhillyBlue

Unfortunately philly is becoming a shithole just like Seattle with these stupid progressive policies, crime is up, poverty is up, taxes through the roof, barely enough money to fix our crumbling pothole infested streets but hey let's bring in millions of illegals and spend money we don't have while neglecting our citizens. I'm latino and I don't agree with this bullshit at all!!!

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

“We will accept them with open arms! Uh wait a minute....NO WE WON’T!”

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

Drop them off on the outskirts of NYC with a map to the mayor's house, etc. and let them walk across the city limits line like they want us to let them walk across the border into Texas. Texas is full of these illegals and we are damned tired of most of them being taken care of better than our military veterans and first responders.

magnumforc
magnumforc

They want the illegals IF the federal government will support them. Otherwise...no. Democrats need more illegal voters...

magnumforc
magnumforc

Looks like the Mayor of Chicago has no idea about who is and who is not a "citizen" of the US: "“As a welcoming city, we would welcome these migrants with open arms, just as we welcomed Syrian refugees, just as we welcomed Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel said in a statement, according to the New York Post." As I recall Puerto Rico is a territory and the residents are citizens..NOT illegals!

pringlesbaby
pringlesbaby

Unfortunately to all that has commitmented to my first post for some reason I am unable to view or respond back.

Mrs10
Mrs10

Take them ALL to D.C. metropolis and surrounding cities and then divide them up amongst all the senators or congressmen who refused to vote for the wall. Then see how quickly they change their votes!

KAOSOK
KAOSOK

So, is Mayor de Blasio saying they would be illegal illegals? So he does understand the concept of "illegal" when he wants to. Hate to tell him but they are already being bused to some cities.

Njaz
Njaz

Be careful what you wish for - Leftist!!

BLULIVESALWAYSMATTER
BLULIVESALWAYSMATTER

Be careful what you wish for and what you say mister mayor. You want a sanctuary City well that means you want to take care of illegals. What better place to bring the illegals then to a Sanctuary City where they will be free from law enforcement. You want them you get them plain and simple. You have crippled are police officers and ICE as well as the court system because of your need to get votes and the hell with all of the legal citizens that already live in NYC

ortizboricua71
ortizboricua71

Puerto Rican are American. If you decided that you wouldn't help the homeless, the hungry or the veterans of NY. Don't cry now because you decided to make this a sanctuary City. Deal with your decision and stop blaming the President. It's your choice to break the law by not cooperating so deal with it