Progressives are on a mission to make it more difficult for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to arrest illegal immigrants. This week, the City of New York released a bill that would bar the NYPD from partnering up with ICE agents, which will make it even more difficult for the latter to do their jobs.
The council’s Committee on Immigration voted unanimously to pass a bill prohibiting local law enforcement from entering partnerships with agents from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enforce immigration laws.
The full council is expected to easily approve the legislation, which would severely limit federal agents’ ability to use city property, employees and other resources to go after undocumented immigrants.
“The city already cooperates with ICE on its own terms through [current] laws,” said council member Rafael Espinal (D-Brooklyn), a bill co-sponsor. “Any broader or formal arrangement would erode public trust in law enforcement and city agencies. It would also waste local taxpayer dollars.”
It's necessary that we give ICE agents as many resources as we can for them to do their jobs effectively so that we can incentivize illegal immigrants to secure U.S. citizenship through legal means.
Bills like this one only let immigrants know that they might as well just come to this country illegally instead of going through the proper channels to become U.S. citizens.
Of course, the real reason the left is fighting so hard to keep illegal immigrants here has nothing to do with civil rights, but rather more about building a future voting base.
In the end, bills like this one are just another attempt by Democrat lawmakers to keep themselves in power and pander for votes.
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