Newark, NJ Mayor Ras Baraka went on MSNBC to complain about President Trump’s immigration policies, where he compared the Trump administration, along with ICE, to “slave-catchers”.
Baraka supports sanctuary cities and in fact, declared Newark a sanctuary city, where they will not sell out criminal illegal immigrants to proper federal authorities for deportation. In other words, they will not comply with federal law.
Last week, President Trump announced that he is firm on cutting federal funding to any cities that declare themselves sanctuary cities and refuse to abide by federal law.
Baraka had to complain about the new law, saying that the Trump administration was “trying to intimidate” and bully those cities.
Breitbart has the rest:
Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Newark, NJ Mayor Ras Baraka (D) said President Donald Trump’s administration’s threat to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities was ” trying to intimidate” them into becoming “fugitive slave catchers.”
Baraka said, “I think that them targeting sanctuary cities is a way for them to tell mayors and other folks around the country: one, that they’re sticking to what, I think, is a very unconstitutional and un-American policy. And trying to intimidate us into being what I’ve called ‘fugitive slave catchers’ that run around and do their bidding in our cities. And if we refuse to do that, then it makes it difficult for them to continue their policy because they don’t have the resources to kind of run down all the undocumented residents locally.”