The resistance against Donald Trump and his immigration enforcement plan continued yesterday when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about a new initiative being implemented to keep U.S. Immigration and Enforcement agents out of the public schools located within the five boroughs.
During a press conference, de Blasio tried to reassure parents that ICE agents will have to follow their (the city’s) rules and will not be allowed to “blow by security.”
If they do have a warrant, then they will be allowed to enter the school but be “closely monitored.”
But when asked by a reporter if any ICE agents had previously tried to enter a school, de Blasio stated no.
This comes as a reaction to President Trump’s recent announcement that gives ICE agents more freedom to enforce illegal immigration laws via raids. “Parents don’t know what the policies will mean for their children,” de Blasio said.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 21, 2017
Besides not allowing the ICE agents into the school, the mayor’s office has also instructed school officials to not share any information with them unless the law requires them to do so.
The much-maligned mayor has promised his constituents that they will be protected as part of a sanctuary city and that what he called “minor offenses,” in which he included drunk driving,” are not the type that should get someone deported.
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