New York prosecutors are patting themselves on the back because they are set to announce charges against 96 MS-13 gang members who were operating in Suffolk County.
Authorities plan to make the announcement during a press conference today, and they have declared that MS-13 is now “inoperable” in the state of New York.
That is certainly good news, but it begs the question: Why were they ever operable in New York in the first place?
One reason could be the hostility toward federal immigration enforcement by the state’s Democratic leaders. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to ICE in 2018 threatening them with lawsuits if they continued targeting illegal immigrants inside his state.
“We believe ICE is violating the law,” Cuomo said during a press conference. “We’re going to put them on notice today, if they continue, the state will sue them. Period.”
Cuomo also signed an executive order in 2017 to protect illegal immigrants from being asked about their status by law enforcement in most cases.
“As Washington squabbles over rolling back sensible immigration policy, we are taking action to help protect all New Yorkers from unwarranted targeting by government,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York became the Empire State due to the contributions of immigrants from every corner of the globe and we will not let the politics of fear and intimidation divide us.”
Right now, Democrats in the state of New York are leading the charge to make New York a sanctuary state, which would open the floodgates for illegals to operate with complete impunity.
The sanctuary legislation introduced in the Assembly reads: “This act will ensure concerns about public safety, which is the primary concern of local law enforcement, is prioritized above concerns of immigration status, which is a uniquely federal responsibility.”
Republicans are pushing back, but because the demographics have shifted to the point of where New York is permanently a blue state, they have little recourse to stop the sanctuary insanity coming down the pike from the Democrats.
“New York Democrats won’t be happy until they abandon every basic rule or law that governs our nation and protects our citizens,” Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb said in a statement.
“The sanctuary state proposal is just the latest example of political posturing that should be kept far away from public policy. The liberal mindset is so skewed, that even though New York’s residents and businesses are leaving in droves, they prefer to focus on people who are in America illegally,” he added.
While New York authorities celebrate what the fake news is describing as “the largest take down of the violent street gang in New York State history” today, it will not be hard for MS-13 to rebuild their influence with the state’s weak immigration laws that are only continuing to weaken with the Democrats in charge.
Biden DHS Secretary to Illegal Immigrants: “We’re Not Saying ‘Don’t Come,’ We’re Saying ‘Don’t Come Now'”
Did he just endorse illegal immigration?
Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, appeared at Monday’s White House press briefing to give an overview of what he and the DHS are doing to “replace the cruelty” of the Trump administration’s immigration processes and to take questions from reporters.
In response to a reporter’s question about how he was going to rebuild the DHS and reunite families, Mayorkas began by saying that they are “progressing every single day” on building a system to accept “asylum seekers”—read: illegal immigrants—through ports of entry.
“We are progressing every single day. I don’t have a particular timeline, but all I can do is communicate, both to the American public and to the individuals seeking protection, that we are working around the clock seven days a week to make that timeframe as short as possible, but they need to wait. But they need to wait with a particular goal in mind. We are not saying ‘don’t come,’ we are saying ‘don’t come now,’ because we will be able to deliver a safe and orderly process to them as quickly as possible. There have been, I understand, approximately 105 families reunited in the recent past. That is through the extraordinary efforts of counsel and others in the community. We are joining with counsel, with members of the community to work on this.”
Another reporter asked Mayorkas if he thought there was a crisis at the border, to which he replied: “I think that the answer is no. I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it.” Despite the reporter’s pushback on his claim, Mayorkas reiterated that his team was working “around the clock” to address the issues confronting the DHS and that the level of illegal immigrants coming across the border constitutes a challenge, not a crisis.
Big League Politics has covered Mayorkas closely since his nomination to DHS secretary by Joe Biden. He previously said he would stop construction of the border wall and that he was unsure what he’d do with the amount of wall already built.
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