New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is ready to take President Trump to court if he ships thousands of illegal immigrants to his doorstep.
The Democrat mayor who has touted New York City as a “sanctuary city” decided not to joining his liberal colleagues across America in opening their arms to potentially thousands of illegal immigrants who are currently overwhelming Customs and Border Protection facilities.
“It’s illegal. It is just plain illegal. We will meet him in court. We will beat him in court,” de Blasio claimed Monday, according to the New York Post.
“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,” the progressive mayor said. “We said we would go to court to stop it and we did.”
His comments were in response to a post by President Trump earlier on Monday about transporting the detained migrants to so-called sanctuary cities.
“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!” tweeted Trump.
Trump appeared to confirm a report from last week that his administration had attempted to alleviate crowding at detention centers by releasing detained illegal immigrants into “sanctuary cities,” and his suggestion that the proposal was still valid enraged liberals through out the country.
Democrat mayors of many cities in America challenged President Trump to bring it on, even if Bill De Blasio threatened with a lawsuit.
Many “sanctuary cities” including Los Angeles, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Burlington, Vermont, Portland, Oregon, and Hartford, Connecticut also put out their welcome mats. But New York City’s de Blasio accused the President of using illegal immigrants as “chess pieces” as he threatened to sue the administration over the proposed policy.