Rank-and-file New York City cops are ready to assist with the federal government’s expanded efforts to deport undocumented immigrants, something the city’s mayor has pledged not to do, the president of the NYPD sergeants union said.
RT Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, took New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill to task on a Sunday radio show, blasting the pair for announcing that the city, including the New York Police Department, would not fully cooperate with the Trump administration’s recent immigration policy directive.
But the latest guidance from the Trump administration broadens ICE’s priorities to include nearly every undocumented immigrant in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security has instructed immigration enforcement to prioritize the deportation of anyone who engages in “fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter” — a description that fits any undocumented immigrant who has used a fake social security number to qualify for gainful employment.
ICE issues a press release to let everyone know it will capture people whether NYC cooperates with detainers or not: https://t.co/TaISoPHS6S
— Nick Pinto (@macfathom) February 27, 2017