Philadelphia’s Democrat Mayor just made a dangerous move to cripple ICE
The Democrats’ latest rallying cry is “abolish ICE.”
The mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, became a cult hero within the radical Democratic base when she tipped off illegal immigrants ahead of an ICE raid.
But the mayor of Philadelphia just outdid her with this dangerous action to blockade ICE.
The Democrat mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, announced he’s ending a data-sharing program with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
The program was in relation to crimes illegal immigrants have committed other than being here illegally.
The Daily Caller reports:
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Martina White took Democratic Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to task on “Fox & Friends” Monday over his decision to end a data-sharing program with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“It’s truly shocking that the mayor was willing to end a contract that was actually helping to keep our community safe,” White said on “Fox & Friends” Monday.
“Federal immigration officials were using this PARS [Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System] to access information about people who were previously arrested — who committed a crime other than being here illegally.”
This means illegal aliens who commit a crime (other than entering the country illegally) could remain on the streets instead of being deported.
Mayor Kenney has said, “If I could abolish ICE, I would.”
After Kenney’s decision, ICE issued a statement saying:
“ICE is deeply disappointed with the city’s decision… Despite these attempts to obstruct ICE”s lawful efforts to apprehend criminal aliens, the agency remains committed to its efforts to uphold public safety in the City of Philadelphia.”
Philadelphia is a sanctuary city.
Actions like these show that Democrats are putting the interests of illegal immigrants above the lives and safety of their own citizens.
Just watch the short video below where Mayor Kenney is seen dancing celebrating Philadelphia’s status as a “Sanctuary City.”