The priority has shifted another notch down the progressive line. Tax dollars are being spent at the leisure of Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser as she joins other Democrats and undermines ICE agents while giving undocumented immigrants a ‘super sanctuary’ city in the Capitol.
Just this month, the Mayor gave $100,000 to an open borders group. The taxpayer-funded donation was the “largest such government fund in the nation.”
Bowser has an extensive record of putting liberal political topics ahead of her community’s needs. Last summer she launched a $900,000 immigrant service aimed at trying to provide legal services for illegal immigrants who are at risk of being deported.
Although the mayor likes to paint a picture-perfect vision of helping minorities, she is really just incentivizing the notion that skirting the law is acceptable and accessible.
Just last year 132 immigrations in the D.C. area were arrested by ICE officers. In the group nabbed one was a well-known ring MS-13 leader, and a child rapist with a long record of criminal activity. During the operation, ICE officers also found 37 individuals with criminal charges, such as coming back into the U.S. after being deported.
“We set out to locate and detain known, and dangerous criminal aliens who are hiding and operating in the neighborhoods we call home” stated ICE director of Washington’s deportation field office, Russell Hott.
The mayor has publicly stated that the goal of her allocating funds is to assist illegal aliens “navigate a challenging political climate…”
Even though she has publicly admitted that allocation of funds is a politically motivated move, Bowser refuses to acknowledge the very problem of providing legal services that arm illegal immigrants with the ammo to skirt the legal system. While, at the same time, making the job of an ICE agent even more dangerous.
Most recently, Trump highlighted illegal immigration statistics that many sanctuary cities neglect. In a Center for Immigration Studies article it was noted that:
“In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.”
Instead of working across party lines, Bowser does not let the growing number of undocumented immigrations faze her.
Bowser has taken a more progressive approach by “ensuring that all District residents can take advantage of their federal and constitutional rights…” whether or not they have legally entered the country. Recently, the Washington Post labeled the DMV area as ‘beyond sanctuary’ given that elected officials like Bowser awarded fund to help illegal immigrants in the area.
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