New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has been one of the strongest voices arguing for sanctuary cities, despite President Trump’s vow to defund cities that won’t cooperate, and now has announced that school police officers must now turn away ICE agents at the front desk.
De Blasio sent a directive that has been passed around the heads of NYPD, and they must enforce this “ban” in schools now. School officials must check to see if ICE has a “valid warrant” before allowing them inside the school.
This comes as the two Rockville rape suspects face their day in court, both being illegal immigrants who ended up raping a 14-year-old girl in their school bathroom in Maryland.
The Daily Mail reports:
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is shaping up for another showdown with Donald Trump.
De Blasio issued a mayor directive, which was sent around by senior NYPD figures on Tuesday, telling officers not to let ICE agents onto school ground unless they have a ‘valid warrant’, the New York Post reports.
The order states ‘non-local law enforcement officers will not be permitted to proceed’ beyond the reception desk at schools in New York City.
The mayoral memo was reportedly authorized by Chief of Department Carlos Gomez, and it demands a senior NYPD official must be contacted: ‘if there is a disagreement between a principal and non-local law enforcement officer regarding access to the school or an officer insists/demands access’.
The move was apparently met with some push-back from NYPD brass, with one source telling the newspaper it was a ‘ridiculous’ plan.
‘We work with law enforcement. That’s our job… we’re supposed to work together,’ the cop insider said.
The memo was sent just one day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a ‘dire threat’ to sanctuary cities – such as New York.
Sessions warned the cities would no longer receive federal Department of Justice grants which are worth billions.