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.

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antialien
antialien

Grisham is a moron like all Democrats! Libturds made this mess looking for more voters! Deal with it yoursejf !

fuzz2239
fuzz2239

Three simple questions: 1-who among the protestors was the initial contact and what overview did they assess voice of the situation? 2-Seeing upon arrival the information available was that a man shooting at a U.S. Marshall was shot. And that without any other information was sufficient to protest. 3-Which if any of the protestors took the effort to at least speak against hurting police, damage to autos, robbing and assaulting reporters and asking anyone why are we here.

mach0017
mach0017

Congress needs to be sued; they are the only ones who can fix the problem, and the president has no authority over them.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

A true leftist socialist democrat; upset because they got what they wanted. Morons. This will be the scenario for the country if the democrats get into complete power.

Jfe3333
Jfe3333

The old NIMBA type, holier than thou but "not in my back yard". Too bad, hypocrite...

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

Crisis? What border crisis? You democrats say there is no crisis at the border...enjoy your new neighbors,:)

Bstn
Bstn

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..... .From what those who say Illegals dont cost us taxpayers anything, heres your answer..If they dont cost us anything why is NM suing to be reimbursed for housing illegals!!! For you Sanctuary Cities you asked for them, so shut up and take them (and I live in one of the largest Sanctuary Cities unfortunately...Time these idiots learn their lessons)

Superman1968
Superman1968

HAHAHAHA. You wanted em, there you go you POS...

Louise S
Louise S

Give them Zuckerberg's, Pelosi's and Maxine's address and let them show up there

hampshire
hampshire

I read the headline and LAUGHED OUT LOUD 🤪. Karma

PatriotBlood
PatriotBlood

Grisham is a perfect example of someone that wants votes until she has to work for them. Typical dictator. Vote her ass out!

cpc3
cpc3

Reap what you sow

Vrodgirl
Vrodgirl

This is a state very much like the one I live in and am leaving (California)! People with any brains are getting out quick! I saw her picture and can see the dazed look of a mindless politician.

Diwee
Diwee

That sounds like a personal problem. You created the sanctuary cities. The government is just putting the trash there.

GMMiller
GMMiller

I've got one word for this dingbat, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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

Sanctuary Cities wanted them. Drop them off and let them deal with it!

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Now you know how the rest of us feel

JohDia
JohDia

No gives back!!!!!

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

Hey, I've got an idea! Let's build that wall! If NM doesn't want illegals in their "sanctuary state" then they should push for building the wall. A friend who lives in El Capitan says not any of his friends voted for this woman. Well, someone did - probably all those voters with old Mexico addresses.

pandaranda
pandaranda

New Old Mexico is a Failed state. which way is it? bend over backwards or bend over forwards??

CMK1929
CMK1929

This mayor and this town can fk off

Cameronita
Cameronita

All of the sanctuary cities wanted these immigrants so why are they crying now cause there are too many? They never listen. I think the government needs to cut ties and let the citizens of these sanctuary cities and states support these people on there own. Then really watch the tears flow!!!Our government already wants to put a stop to it and these Democrats keep wanting more and more here. They put up one barrier after another. I think its funny!!!! Where is Soros to lend a dime???

Hallemoyne888
Hallemoyne888

Sanctuary City Sues Trump Administration Over Arrival Of Too Many Immigrants

What a joke

if/since this so true

then all the illegal sanctuary cities erected within our US Wallless Borders

were never supposed to hold any illegal immigrants

they are just for political'correctness showboating

but the real intent the force illegals through our US wallless borders

and they can go scott free continuously into our US soil

The neverTRUMP politicians have erected all illegal sanctuary cities

for their purpose of tax raping and fund raising Us US public for a long as can be

which is their brilliant corrupt money making rape scemes!!!

Rick8one
Rick8one

They're only there because you're a "Sanctuary City"... You got what you deserved!!! Deal with it or help build the WALL

Kathy J
Kathy J

Seriously?? You all made your cities sanctuaries, you broke the law to offer these people a place to go, however you hoped they would scatter, limiting the number that came, because many would go elsewhere, and now you are crying foul because they are being handed a direct trip right to you?? You chose to harbor them, you offered them free care, and support, now you are crying because you are being forced to deal with the very people you insisted had a right to be here, guess that only applied, IF you did not have to deal with them all.

Dbuchino2677
Dbuchino2677

This is typical of the demonrats. I remember when you said there was no crisis..hmm. Now look at you. You look foolish to the rest of the country that actually opposes illegal immigration

Droptopper
Droptopper

Someone needs to check the water there, for traces of LSD

fuelie
fuelie

Ask if there are scientists (E=mC squared) among the Illegals. Or, engineers (centroid is the center of mass). Or, doctors (a gamete cell is a mature germ cell able to unite with another in sexual reproduction). If not, feed them. They love "sanctuary cities."

StickerHead
StickerHead

So, So Thankful I don't live in NM anymore!. That stupid governor has screwed the state so much since she has been elected. In fact, every democrap elected has screwed NM. She withdrew National Guard troops from border locations, then realized there was a problem, gathered & sent busloads of people to Colorado & dropped them off, & now wants to complain & sue Trump for HER Mistakes??? She's Worthless!

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

The law of unintended consequences can be a bitch. You made your bed, now lie in it.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I believe the word for you is HYPOCRITES. You pay for them, you asked for them, you got them, you protect them.......

RonH
RonH

Morons, these liberals running these cities are absolute morons. Are all liberals clueless to the fact that you get what you ask for ? They wanted them, and they got them, or were they just lying as liberals always do ?

Mic911
Mic911

Say we are a sanctuary city/state and they will come, you asked for them, now deal with it!!! Now build the wall and they will leave and be gone!!!

LocalLan
LocalLan

But... I thought there was no CRISIS on the southern border? Wow, can you make up your mind? Or, is that it problem? No gray matter still moving?

CoCoPebbles
CoCoPebbles

Wait what??? Too many?? Um,,, are you or aren't you a sanctuary city? lol. you wanted em, you got em, now there's too many? But theres no crisis? lol Can't make this up

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

BOO-Fuggin- HOO, liberal B!tch.

ThomasCoats
ThomasCoats

Hey they want to protect the illegals so ship them to these cities, I say and let them support them without Federal funds now that they can lose Federal funding...🤣🤣🤣🤣 Since the Ninth Circuit Appellate Court ruled 7-4 that President Trump has the right to defund ANY AND ALL SANCTUARY CITIES AND STATES! I applaud this decision as well.

RottieMom
RottieMom

LOL.. you are a sanctuary state and city... you deal with it. OR you could send them back to where they came from

walkintall
walkintall

It's shit like this that causes space aliens to fly right by Earth without stopping and giving us the cure for cancer.

Kathy J
Kathy J

WOW Are you kidding me? Hey Grisham you make the claim that the Trump Administration is and I quote ((” in violation of the federal “safe release” policy,)) As stated however in the article The policy was canceled in October of 2018, because of the massive increase of immigrants flooding over the border. Well excuse me a policy is not law, And I will point out you talk about him violating a policy that no longer exists, however, you have willingly and knowingly broken the law, by harboring and aiding and abetting criminals. Like it or not the very presence of an illegal refusing to gain citizenship it CRIMINAL!!! You then make the claim and again I Quote. (("The Trump administration has consistently and flagrantly failed in its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border)) Again, are you kidding me?? President Trump has been trying desperately to bring your attention to the crisis at the border for close to 2 and a half freaking years!!!!! You all claimed it was manufactured that the CRISIS was not real. A crisis you all scoffed at, right up until just months ago, when you started having to deal with it more directly. You all had voted to cut funding to border protection, in doing so cut resources VITAL to being able to deal with the issue, while at the same time using, the internet, mainstream, and social media to incentivize even more immigrant caravans to come here, causing an already desperate situation to explode even more!!

You are among the ones who wanted to make their states and cities a sanctuary, you all basically rolled out the carpet and gave these people an invitation to come, and now you are crying foul because the flood of illegals you encouraged to come to this country are now being given a free ride right to the door step you welcomed them to?? They are illegal, they have no right to be here any way, no the other states whose leaders respect that law, want them and justly so. They are following and respecting the law. You invited them here, you all made your states and cities a safe haven and now you are crying because you have to deal with it??

TO FREAKING BAD!! HAD YOU RESPECTED THE LAW HAD YOU NOT CHOSEN TO AID AND ABET THEM OFFER TO HARBOR THESE PEOPLE, YOU WOULD NOT BE GETTING FLOODED WITH THEM!! YOU MADE THE BED NOW LAY THE F#CK IN IT!!!!

Sharon K
Sharon K

everyone tried to tell them but they wouldn't listen, they wanted them so now let them have them and support them.

anitliberal
anitliberal

but i thought it was a manufactured crisis ? he tried to stop it, guess you didn't account for him out smarting you. Trump 2020

anitliberal
anitliberal

KINDA BACKFIRED ON THEM. WASN'T EXPECTING THAT NOW WAS YA, OUT SMARTED AGAIN BY TRUMP

61mouse
61mouse

You wanted them now you can have them . Sorry there is more NON sanctuary cities then for it . Don't forget to leave your doors open at all times .

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the federal lawsuit on Monday. Governor Grisham later said " ...and keep them off my lawn and out of my Gardenias !!!"

Neal37464
Neal37464

Morons won't cooperate with ICE, but they want to be reimbursed for funds they shelled out to temporarily shelter immigrants? Of all the stupidity! LOL

Demsaredumb
Demsaredumb

This is officially my favorite story ever! What’d you expect? It’s like if a smoker sued the surgeon general for getting lung cancer.....He told you not to do it!!!

hoss377
hoss377

And this like a prime example of the democratic/liberal/socialist mind set,i want to run my mouth,criticize the President and government,but then i don't what to accept the repercussions of my acts.Why wouldn't they dump illegal foreign nationals in your city?..you want them.

Ibizian
Ibizian

So you scream that the administration is "illegally" holding illegal aliens too long.. Now you complain they are releasing them to fast..

If you would scream at the dumbocrats for obstructing Trump at everything he tried to do to protect this country and your community and then maybe you wouldn't be in this position you created.

Wow, this governor just created a new definition of retarded...

daring01
daring01

You wanted a sanctuary state, which was rejected. So now you have to settle with a few cities, and President Trump is willing to allow you to help with this problem which has reached to its utmost proportions. So take what you are given, be grateful, and quit complaining about what you wanted. Christmas came early. Love our President!!!