Under a proposed law, New York City would decline requests by U.S. immigration authorities to detain immigrants for deportation proceedings unless a federal judge issues a warrant.
Even with a warrant, the city’s police department and Department of Correction would only honor a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention request if the immigrant had been convicted of a violent or serious crime in the past five years.
“By further limiting ICE’s role in the detention and deportation of immigrant New Yorkers, we set the national standard for the treatment of our immigrant population,” Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a sponsor of the bill, said in a statement. “Families will no longer be needlessly torn apart by ICE’s dragnet enforcement efforts.”
An ICE detainer request usually asks a jail, prison, sheriff or police force to continue holding an immigrant in their custody for up to 48 more hours until he or she can be picked up by ICE
Translation: “We know you think he’s a criminal but our PC heart tells us he’s not so we’re gonna let him go and hope for the best.
Let’s clarify the progressive approach to illegal immigration in the last four years: Municipalities that flout federal immigration law and officials (Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and soon New York) are left alone while a state (Arizona) that passed a law to reinforce the federal statutes (SB1070) was sued by the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.
If all goes according to plan, The Idiot King will soon wave a wand (HE’S A WITCH!) and make millions of lawbreakers legal pseudo-citizens.
So you see kids, it’s important to obey the la…oh, never mind.