Atlanta late to join 'sanctuary city' resistance

Thursday, September 13, 2018
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

ICE arrests 1The mayor of Atlanta is the latest illegal alien apologist to put American citizens at risk, an immigration watchdog group is warning.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently signed an executive order directing the Atlanta City Detention Center to stop accepting detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The jail had been receiving the detainees under an agreement with the U.S. Marshals Service.

Bottoms, who is serving her first term as mayor, called current national immigration policies "inhumane."

President Donald Trump and others have condemned such action in "sanctuary cities," where liberal officer holders are defiantly refusing to allow cooperation with ICE and hence refuse to cooperate with federal immigration laws.

The "sanctuary" label even applies to the state of California, home of the largest population of illegals in the U.S., where a state law forbids counties and municipalities from cooperating with ICE and federal laws. 

Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, says the Atlanta mayor was elected to protect the people of Atlanta.

"And what [Bottoms] is saying is her higher priority is to protect criminal aliens in Atlanta," Mehlman claims, "and if releasing them out on to the streets, and if it results in them committing other crimes, that's a price she's willing to pay."

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What issue will prove to be most toxic for Democrats in 2020?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans
Tentative deal reached to end Los Angeles teachers strike
Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in
Despite Pelosi request to delay, Trump moves ahead with SOTU
Kentucky boys school cancels classes over safety concerns
Trump seeks quick high court ruling on citizenship question

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Hoyer says 'sure' when asked if Trump can deliver SOTU, despite Pelosi's objections
'Give Trump the money' for the wall, Democrat says with Senate vote scheduled for this week
Corsi adds Jeff Bezos to Mueller extortion lawsuit
Democrats should police hate on their side of the aisle, too
Georgia TA: 'Some white people may have to die...'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Netanyahu uncovers 2nd Tehran atomic site

Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed to the United Nations General Assembly that Israel has discovered a second hidden atomic site in Iran’s capital city of Tehran – before promising that whatever the Islamic Republic tries to hide, Israel will find.