NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Threatens to Sue Trump if He Sends Illegals to New York
President is considering sending illegal immigrants to 'sanctuary cities' across US
New York's Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio has threatened to sue President Donald Trump if he sends illegal alien border crossers to his so-called "sanctuary city," according to reports.
The Trump Administration is currently considering busing illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities across the United States as CBP struggles to cope with the influx of migrants flooding the Southern Border.
On Monday, Politico reported that Trump signaled he was eager to move forward with a plan to bus undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities — triggering a battle with Democrats that could easily sink any nascent congressional movement on the issue.
“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!” the president tweeted on Monday.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
According to the New York Post Mayor de Blasio said Monday that President Trump’s plan to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities like New York is illegal and vowed to fight it in court.
De Blasio made the statement on NY1 after Trump continued to threaten to send undocumented immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities on Monday.
“It’s illegal. It is just plain illegal,” de Blasio said.
"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,” he added.
“We said we would go to court to stop it and we did.”
Earlier on Monday, Trump took to Twitter to say his plan to transport illegal migrants to sanctuary cities would move forward.
“Democrats in Congress must return from their Vacations and change the Immigration Laws, or the Border, despite the great job being done by Border Patrol, will only get worse. Big sections of Wall now being built!” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
Oh my. pic.twitter.com/PcRDX8tfgd— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 12, 2019
Last week, Trump first publicly floated the idea of sending migrants to sanctuary cities, where local authorities don’t report the immigration status of residents to federal authorities.