…when you don’t like a law, you work to change that law? At some point, Democrats decided that they and they alone can just obey the laws they like, and disobey the ones they don’t.
The “Sanctuary Cities” issue is going to become a powder keg soon. I will not be surprised if within a few months, we see some kind of stand off between either local government and local police, or local police and federal agents. Criminal mayors like Rahm Emanuel and Bill de Blasio seem to be determined to play chicken on this issue.
At least in the case of de Blasio, his position was just weakened significantly:
NYC Police Union Head Blasts De Blasio For Opposing Trump Immigration Rules – Daily Caller
The president of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) sergeants union criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio for refusing to enforce President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
“The Mayor is taking his own position on it, and it seems the police department, and Commissioner O’Neil, and I could be wrong on this, is compliant with the concept that it’s OK to not participate with ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement],” Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said Sunday.
The association, which represents 11,000 current and retired NYPD police sergeants, says officers want to carry out the president’s orders.
De Blasio vowed to fight the president’s executive order that blocked federal funding to sanctuary cities, saying in January the executive order “does not change who we are or how we go about doing our work.”
An illegal immigrant gang member was granted freedom under the mayor’s sanctuary city policy, and in defiance of federal lawFeb. 16. ICE officers requested that the gang member be turned over to them after his sentence in New York, but they were not notified after his release, according to the New York Post.
“It’s almost like the world is upside-down right now,” Mullins told John Catsimatidis on “The Cat’s Roundtable,” a New York City radio talk show. “I think people have forgotten what has occurred in this country, with the attacks on 9/11, with the everyday terrorism.”
It’s upside down because criminals like de Blasio have constituents that will literally believe whatever he tells them to.