New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is not known for having the brightest ideas. And this is no exception. In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions threat to cut federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities if they do not follow the law, de Blasio said New Yorkers will be at a greater risk of terror.
Okay, than follow the law and you won’t be anymore. Nope, de Blasio wants to have his cake and eat it too.
“President Trump’s latest threat changes nothing. We will remain a city welcoming of immigrants who have helped make our city the safest big city in the nation. Any attempt to cut NYPD funding for the nation’s top terror target will be aggressively fought in court. We won’t back down from protecting New Yorkers from terror – or from an overzealous administration fixated on xenophobia and needless division.”
The attorney general argued that “countless Americans would be alive today if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended.” He pointed to a report from the Department of Homeland Security which highlighted over 200 cases of local law enforcement agencies are refusing to turn serious criminals over to federal immigration officers.
Looking at the crime rates and the overall feeling towards sanctuary cities, we have to side with the AG on this one.
H/T: The Daily Caller