Sanctuary City Sues Trump Administration Over Arrival Of Too Many Immigrants

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the federal lawsuit on Monday.

Albuquerque, NM – The State of New Mexico and the sanctuary city of Albuquerque have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for releasing too many immigrants into the state’s border cities.

The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Monday, alleged that President Trump’s administration has enacted an “indiscriminate practice of releasing migrants in communities,” in violation of the federal “safe release” policy, KVIA reported.

The federal “safe release” policy was canceled in October of 2018 due to the massive wave of immigrants who flooded over the U.S. southern border from Central America.

That policy provided those seeking asylum with assistance in getting to their final destinations while they were waiting for their claims to be processed, KVIA reported.

“[The] sudden and unlawful abandonment of this policy was done without notice or opportunity for input by affected jurisdictions,” the lawsuit alleged.

The sanctuary city and the State of New Mexico has also demanded to be reimbursed for the funds it has shelled out to temporarily shelter immigrants.

The lawsuit alleges that the financial burden was caused by the federal government’s "derogation of duty to administer this country's immigration system and claims of asylum,” KVIA reported.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham further complained that the government’s “quick release” policy is “leaving vulnerable individuals and families without assistance and burdening local governments as well as nonprofit organizations."

In February, Grisham scoffed at the predicted influx of immigrants at the state’s southern border, calling the matter a “charade,” and withdrew National Guard troops from border locations, according to The Los Alamos Monitor.

The sanctuary city of Albuquerque currently receives between 150 and 250 immigrants every week, KVIA reported.

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller alleged that the federal government “abandoned the border states” by eliminating the “safe release” policy, according to KRQE.

"Local faith-based organizations and volunteers have been left to clean up the federal administration's immigration mess," Keller railed to The Los Alamos Monitor.

Las Cruces has received approximately 9,000 immigrants since April, and another 4,700 have landed in the small town of Deming, KVIA reported.

"The Trump administration has consistently and flagrantly failed in its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border as well as in addressing legitimate border security concerns," Grisham complained on Monday.

"The president has shown time and again he is interested only in demonizing the vulnerable people who arrive at our border, stoking unfounded fears about national security while taking no action to substantively and proactively protect immigrants and our southern border communities from human- and drug-trafficking,” she added.

State lawmakers’ attempts to make New Mexico a sanctuary state failed earlier this year, The Los Alamos Monitor reported.

Comments (149)
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jlorains
jlorains

YOU wanted them there. YOU deal with them...BUILD THE WALL.... Quit accepting them and get on board with BUILDING THE WALL....

La Migra
La Migra

Shut up, you wanted your cake and eat it too....hahaha...enjoy!

LynnSB
LynnSB

you Rotten POS -- YOU Let them in -- Remember how you had a Shit Fit about the Troops stopping them -- Now you go eat Shit YOU Got them Now YOU Deal with them -- You wanted a "sanctuary state" !! YOU SHOULD BE TARED AND FEATHERED AND RUN OUT OF OFFICE !!

LunaMay
LunaMay

LMAO ya'll asked for it so stop complaining.

Jannie
Jannie

Seriously??!! Personally sue the democrats who keep blocking it every way they can, or bus them all to their properties.

HalM
HalM

Well,.... these cities are the ones that declared themselves into be "Sanctuary Cities " , so they should have been prepared for something like this to happen. And the governor has made some very questionable decisions on this, and other subjects. Including trying to make the state a sanctuary entirely, which, fortunately failed. Is it Fair that our border patrol personnel are overridden with the burden of having to catch, account, and find places to disburse all these people that ha e flooded the border? NO. Is it fair that the governor pulled guard troops from the border, leaving CBP personnel to handle everything on their own?? HELL NO.
If anything, the governor needs to 'suck-it-up' and take steps to 'aid' these peoeple, In Place, until the courts can decide if these people Have a right to asylum, then divert them to Where to they can call home and start a life.
So Quit Crying, and do your part. Help resolve this by Working With the current administration and find a solution that is equitable for Everyone. One that is Not Party Related!!

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Hey lady, be careful what you wish for. Air head 🙄

K-9 319
K-9 319

Reimbursed ? You were the ones who stated you were a sanctuary city. Maybe you should have thought this over a little before you opened your mouth and put your foot in it.

Destiany
Destiany

You wanted to be a sanctuary city in a sanctuary state, why were you not prepared? You went against the Government, against the American people, so now it's your problem to fix not Governments or ours. Good Luck.

Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

I have never laughed so hard.....that's what you get!!

lynchmob561
lynchmob561

You can’t have it both ways!!! You wanted this, you got it!!

shalla667
shalla667

You wanted to let them in, you got them! President Trump gave them EXACTLY what they wanted, and if you can't handle it then maybe you need to reassess your policies. Just because a state or a city thinks illegals should be let in, doesn't mean the other states / cities have to take them. Karma

hofdj
hofdj

Really? Boo freaking Hoo! You wanted them, lobbied for them and now you have them. Perhaps you'll think twice about the wall. Oh and how about the Jihad camps in New Mexico. How is that working out for you?

GregoryThomas
GregoryThomas

Here is your cake...now EAT IT!

Castro1980
Castro1980

Collusion inatention and corruption widespread within running wild, " in all levels ", no hope being instilled! Lies lies no hope only hipe. We will survive, surly we are healing slowly w no AID. Crusadeforaid.org

Castro1980
Castro1980

Crusadeforaid.org

AuntB
AuntB

Unbelievable. They wanted them, now they got them and are complaining about that!!

Trefflek
Trefflek

Hahaha hahaha doesn’t get any better than this.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Liberalism is a mental disorder

Golobki
Golobki

Boo hoo Governor! Enjoy your border crisis "charade" Note that her concern is for the "vulnerable" illegals and not the citizens of NM.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Maybe try some olive oil or butter. Once that foot is inserted in her mouth its removal is not as easily accomplished. Just keep tugging and pulling.

trainbuff
trainbuff

Tough shit lady! You wanted them, deal with it!

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

There's going to be a lot of great Mexican restaurants opening up soon. Adios Taco Bell. Oh, and watch crime rise.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Your city "asked" to be one of sanctuary...and so...it is. May your enjoy your "blessings."

LEO0301
LEO0301

If politicians like this governor would stop trying to impede Trump every step of the way, maybe she wouldn't be faced with this crisis. Sorry, but I don't feel bad for you. Get on board the Trump train before it's too late.

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

I support dumping illegal migrants off in Safe Havens aka Sanctuary Cities ✌️ 👽🛸

Anomie88
Anomie88

Typical hypocrites, the liberals are.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Releasing these "immigrants" is a tempory measure pending the people showing up for their hearings on their asylum claims. What? The DHS Secretary says 90% of them are "no shows" for their hearings? Surprise, surprise!

Cnowell
Cnowell

OMG! seriously? Stop whining. You let them in!!

gallowayg
gallowayg

You ain't seen nothing yet! Just wait till the full effects take place on down the line.

Truth2020
Truth2020

You asked for it you got it, I have an idea tell congress to quit with the dead horse BS and start working for the American people. You just lost more votes dummy! The level of stupidity is SMH!

Ladytiel
Ladytiel

The city wanted them and protected them. They did not want ICE involved. Furthermore, they are against the wall and fought it. Now they want to sue Pres. Trump and Administration, because they have too many immigrants and can no longer feed and shelter them. Well who's fault is it, certainly not Pres. Trump and his Administration. What else did you expect? So deal with it and blame yourselves for what has occurred.

Madmax11
Madmax11

I live in Albuquerque and the only thing holding me here is waiting for retirement from my current job in 2 years. It was a beautiful place when the military sent me here 35 years ago so I decided to stay. The liberals have utterly destroyed it along with the rest of the state and I can't wait to get out and go back to my home state to retire. For now I'm trapped behind enemy lines. They worry about banning soda straws and plastic bags when crime runs rampant. We had catch and release here in the criminal justice system long before the current immigration issues. The place is the crime capital of the country in almost every category and they respond to it by introducing gun control measures in the legislature. They get what the ask for and then complain about it. The Governor says there is no border crisis and pulls the National Guard back and then complains about it when it gets out of control. The state is backwards with an entrenched inbred corrupt political system. In every case they set up the conditions to cause these failures to happen and then complain about it and then compensate by taking the exact opposite measures needed to fix the problem. Let this be a warning. Don't move here. I can't wait to get out.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

If they insist on sueing anyone it should be the Democratic Party for there fighting against the security of our Southern Boarder for the past two and a half years and there push of immigrants towords America. The Democratic Party's agenda since Trump got elected has been totally anti-American pro-Muslim, pro-immigrant, anti-Christian, anti-2nd Ammendment, anti-1st Amendment for Conservatives, anti-Israel and worst of all there being pro-Socialist to abolish America Gome of the FREE and put us under a One World Order Dictatorship that all other Countries have been fleeing to escape from.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said " and please keep them all off my lawn and gardenias !!"

CCRider50
CCRider50

You wanted to be a sanctuary so now deal with it twit! No sympathy at all!

NYXX
NYXX

Idiot. Our President has done everything he can to secure borders and has been begging Dems to support securing borders, but no. Democrats want open borders, and none of the border states can handle the influx. You wanted a sanctuary state, you got exactly what you asked for!! Don't start crying now!

Nazgul911
Nazgul911

Ummm that's what you signed up for. Never heard anyone say they will only accept a numerical amount of illegal immigrants. Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. 🤣🤣🤣

sanman899
sanman899

Hey NM, HAAAAAA eat it fools!!!!

new2lv2
new2lv2

How do you like you democratic ideals now governor? I would capitalize the "g" in governor to be grammatically correct, however she doesn't even deserve the title.

new2lv2
new2lv2

No don't arrest them! We'll protect them! Oh wait, I F'd up. Now pay me for my stupidity. Sounds like the usual double standards all democrats live by. What a disgrace that whole party is to humanity.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

I think Dan Aykroyd said it best "Michelle you ignorant bitch"

Schmier Nippel
Schmier Nippel

This is so funny it is making my cheeks hurt from laughing

pixiepup
pixiepup

You are a sanctuary city! Then u deal with it!

Celtic Gyrl
Celtic Gyrl

So she wants New Mexico to be a sanctuary state for illegal aliens but she wants the federal government (meaning We the Taxpayers) to foot the bill rather than blow her state budget. She is laughable. Once again, a Democrat shows why they should not be trusted to have any power in this country.

vonstlroxs
vonstlroxs

Liberals never ever admit they are wrong. She has to blame it on Trump. She cant blame it on who is really responsible. Herself and her party. Liberals destroy everything they touch. And after they do they ignore the facts in front of their eyes and turn their backs to the truth and then have the gall to loudly announce they are victorious. And everything is great. When that is farthest from the truth. And it doesnt bother them. Because they dont have to live with the consequences of their insane laws and rules. The people that stupidly voted for them do as well as those that didnt. No one wins here except the liberals. But once elected try and get them out. They are greedy and ruthless for power. And we all can see clearly they cant handle it. They dont have the mental capacity and stability to be allowed to make decisions for other people. Liberals have no moral compass and no conscience. Their brains are wired differently and its a bad connection. They are stubborn, arrogant, judgmental, devious, heartless and ruthless. And never ever ever regardless will ever admit they were wrong. Ever.

Janken
Janken

Oh this is something else. You hear e everything from the left. God please have someone make rules that we dont pay billions to the illegals. Read up how much the thousands that have gotten thru the border are being paid. Look at the streets in LA. AND SAN FRAN. The Dems of now dont care

Santini
Santini

This is so typical of these left wing idiots like this scumbag governor of New Mexico. Only a phucking liberal could claim sanctuary status for illegal aliens then complain there are too many of them there. Do they realize how stupid they sound. How could anybody give these dickheads any credibility at all after the comments made by this disaster of a governor. The irony is Rich. This dipshit scoffs at the border crisis earlier this year calling it a charade and actually pulls the National Guard off the border. Now she's bitching and moaning about Trump dumping too many illegals in their "Sanctuary cities". Live with it asshole, you earned it. Is there any doubt liberalism is a mental disease?

SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

I guess it was just too much of a good thing for her! Must suck being a Liberal Idiot then!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

This is like a fat guy suing a chocolate factory because he is a chocohaulic and he ate too many chocolate bars and he is now a fat guy.