Left-Wing Mayor Defies The Law And Then Laughs About It

As we move through the primaries toward November’s Congressional midterms, the political environment seems more divisive than ever.

Leftist politicians at all levels of government are pushing their agendas and battling the administration and conservative issues at every turn.

And one city’s mayor just took it to a disgusting new level in reaction to a key election issue – thumbing his nose at the law in the process.

A main campaign issue for President Trump and one of great concern to many Americans is that of illegal immigration.

Illegal immigrants are pouring across our borders, and many are committing violent crimes that endanger our citizens.

Many state governors and local mayors have chosen to disregard the laws of the United States and establish their cities and towns as Sanctuary Cities, thereby protecting illegal undocumented immigrants from government officials seeking to question them for possible deportation.

Like many of his left-wing colleagues in other cities, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney vowed that his city would provide sanctuary to illegals despite the law.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently stated that some funding would be blocked to cities that do not comply with government agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement in helping to curb the problem of illegal immigration.

In July of last year, conditions for cities to receive public grants included providing 48-hour notice upon release of immigrants arrested and allowing ICE to interview inmates about their residency or work status.

Philadelphia decided to sue.

NBC News’ local affiliate in Philadelphia reported:

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson issued a 93-page memo Wednesday saying the conditions placed on Philadelphia by the federal government in order to receive the funding are unconstitutional, “arbitrary and capricious.” He also wrote that Philadelphia’s policies are reasonable and appropriate.

In his opinion, Baylson cited public remarks made by Sessions and President Donald Trump accusing immigrants of committing more crimes than native-born citizens. Those statements “are inaccurate as applied to Philadelphia, and do not justify the imposition of these three conditions” in order to receive the grant money, Baylson wrote in his opinion.

Philadelphia attorneys stated that illegal immigrants are a vital part of their workforce and they work to foster trust between the immigrant population and other residents.

Law enforcement officers, then, do not ask residents their immigration status, and when illegal immigrants are convicted of crimes, the city does not cooperate with federal officials to have the immigrants questioned or assist in seeking deportation.

As if Philadelphia’s actions in defying federal law were not enough, Mayor Jim Kenney posted himself and a staffer doing a celebratory dance upon hearing the decision of Judge Baylson that they would continue to receive federal funding.

He is heard saying, “Sanctuary City, yeah,” while dancing and high-fiving his staffer.

Illegal immigrants in the U.S. have been responsible for rapes, kidnappings, and even murders.

But in Sanctuary Cities like Philadelphia and Chicago, elected officials are helping them to stay in the U.S. without penalty.

According to NBC News,

the Department of Justice called Baylson’s ruling a “victory for criminal aliens in Philadelphia, who can continue to commit crimes in the city knowing that its leadership will protect them from federal immigration officers.”

The White House also weighed in on Mayor Kenney’s outrageous behavior, citing the offensive nature of celebrating a ruling that will endanger legal citizens while allowing these left-wing officials to continue to receive federal grant money.

Fox News reported:

“Many people in Philadelphia have been killed, raped or assaulted at the hands of criminal illegal aliens,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told Fox News. “It’s disgusting the mayor would dance in celebration of a lawless decision that allows these dangerous criminals to roam free in Philadelphia communities and prey on innocent families and children.”

“Democrats’ Sanctuary City policy is reckless, dangerous and protects criminals, not law abiding American citizens,” he added.

In the left’s quest to do whatever they please to further their agenda and disregard the President of the United States – including breaking the law – legal citizens will continue to be in danger.

The left seems to have many judges in their back pocket, as time after time, the rule of law is ignored in order to protect people who don’t feel like going through the process toward legal citizenship.

And the more the left gets their way, the further our laws and traditions will erode.

What do you think of Judge Baylson’s decision to allow Philadelphia to remain a Sanctuary City?  Do you think Mayor Kenney should be held accountable for disrespecting his position as an elected official in a ridiculous display?  Leave us your thoughts.

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