In response to the Trump administration’s plans to round up over 2,000 illegal immigrants nationwide on Sunday, many Democrat officials throughout the country vowed to place the interests of these illegal lawbreakers over the interests of their own constituents.
“We are all aware of the threat from President Trump regarding raids by ICE, and in response, Chicago has taken concrete steps to support our immigrant communities,” one such democrat official, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, said in a Twitter statement this Friday evening.
Her statement was posted after acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Mark Morgan announced that this weekend the agency intends to arrest over 2,000 illegals who’ve ignored their deportation orders so as to send a message to members of the illegal immigrant community that their lawlessness will not be tolerated.
“This is not about fear,” he said. “No one is instilling fear in anyone. This is about the rule of law and maintaining the integrity of the system.”
In response to this announcement, local and state Democrats rushed to issue statements in defense of illegals. Among them were New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“We will fight back at every turn to protect our immigrant families,” Cuomo reportedly vowed in a defiant statement. “New York will continue to be the beacon of inclusion and diversity that the nation and the world looks to.”
“New Yorkers won’t be divided by a sick plot to tear families apart and force immigrants into the shadows,” de Blasio said in a tweet. “We KNOW our city is stronger, safer and more prosperous than ever BECAUSE of our immigrant communities.”
“Los Angeles will always stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters, and our law enforcement officers will never participate in these actions,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reportedly said in a statement. “No Angeleno should ever have to fear being snatched from their home or separated from their loved ones — and we are doing everything we can to provide immigrant families with the information and support they need.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom concurred, reportedly saying, “California is a place of refuge – that includes our schools, our courts and our hospitals and clinics. We hold certain institutions sacred and people should continue to access programs and services they need.”
Over in Washington, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that her crime-ridden city “remains a proud sanctuary city, and we are committed to protecting the rights of all our immigrant families in the face of these disturbing threats.”
Even some left leaning police officers have decided to join this bizarre pro-criminal bandwagon.
“It instills fear,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo reportedly said. “We rely on the cooperation of that population to keep all Americans safe, all residents safe, and all members of society safe. … When you say you’re going to go arrest millions of people, that has a chilling effect on the cooperation.”
His statement was in regards to a tweet President Trump posted announcing that ICE plans to begin “removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.”
While it’s not clear why the Dems are so defensive of the illegal immigrant community, at least one Angel parent has warned that everybody will one day become a victim of illegal alien crime unless something changes very soon.
“What the American people don’t understand is that it’s going to happen to them or to somebody they know, at this point with so many people coming across our border,” Steve Ronnebeck, an Angel father whose son was murdered by an illegal back in 2015, stated during a press conference this week.