Reports: NYC, Philadelphia Mayors to Defy DOJ Orders on 'Sanctuary City' Deadline
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney (D) are planning to ignore a Sunday deadline to provide critical information to ICE on their sanctuary city status.
The Justice Department is demanding those cities prove that they are not impeding federal immigration investigations, James Rosen reported.
ICE said their enforcement posture is endangering their citizens.
Philadelphia City Solicitor Sozi Pedro Tulante wrote a letter to the DOJ claiming the city doesn't keep police from questioning immigration statuses, according to NBC News.
The city is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his plans to combat sanctuary city policies by withholding federal funds, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
De Blasio's Republican opponent in next month's mayor's race ripped the former city public advocate and also accused him of "putting the city up for sale."
New York State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island) told Tucker Carlson that a de Blasio donor, Jona Rechnitz, admitted to buying-off the mayor as much as $100 million.
“We’re going to become significant contributors, but we want access,” Jona Rechnitz told the mayor's fundraiser, according to the Brooklyn businessman's testimony this week.
Malliotakis said de Blasio will host Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) next week and has campaigned with fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
She said de Blasio is focusing more on his national political aspirations than serving the eight million people of New York City.