Many Democrats are throwing all rationale out the window in order pull any kind of stunt they believe will defy President Trump – be damned their constituents.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement criticizing Trump’s immigration policies when he announced the pardoning of seven illegal aliens with criminal pasts to prevent their deportation.
“While President Trump engages in policies … to advance his political agenda of hate and division, we will protect our immigrant communities,” Cuomo said, leaving out the important and crucial term “illegal.”
NEW: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo pardons seven people under threat of deportation.
“While President Trump engages in policies…to advance his political agenda of hate and division, we will protect our immigrant communities,” the governor says. https://t.co/oK3IlBoWI9 pic.twitter.com/YytaMRgst2
— ABC News (@ABC) July 23, 2018
Cuomo went so far as to call the illegal immigrants he’s vowing to protect “New Yorkers.”
“At a time when President Trump and the federal government are waging a war on our immigrant communities, New York stands firm in our belief that our diversity is our greatest strength. While President Trump engages in politics that rip children out of the arms of their mothers and tries to ramp up the deportation of New Yorkers to advance his political agenda of hate and division, we will protect our immigrant communities,” Cuomo said, according to ABC News.
Of the five illegal aliens, four are from the Dominican Republic, one from Jamaica, one from Barbados, and one from Colombia, according to ABC News. Interestingly, none of are reportedly from the gateway country, Mexico.
All of the immigrants have allegedly led a crime-free life (aside from living in the U.S. illegally) for seven or more years – a requirement for Cuomo’s decision to pardon.
Some of their histories show past crimes from assault to petite larceny to either the possession or sale of a controlled substance, ABC reported.
According to the Daily Caller, Cuomo has pardoned criminals in jeopardy of being deported twice before. His announcement received much more backlash than it did support under ABC’s report:
He’s protecting the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT community!!
— boogieblack (@boogieblack1234) July 23, 2018
So, Andrew Cuomo does not care about Americans? That is what this tells me. He chose. He better hope that they do not commit any more crimes.
— Shelly Borrell Freis (@FoodBlog) July 23, 2018
— Rod Wood (@rwood2477) July 24, 2018
They were also drug dealers, that’s why they were arrested in NY
— Kurt Clegane (@TechnoDestructo) July 23, 2018
Correction: “We will protect our ILLEGAL immigrants and throw the Americans and legal immigrants that waited years to become citizens under the bus”
— Twyla Burger (@twylaburger) July 23, 2018
Cuomo is an idiot! If they committed crimes here illegally then they should be deported not pardoned. Shouldn’t you be worried about American citizens who could be pardoned for things they didn’t do or sentences that were to harsh for the crime. This will only help Trump.
— Linda (@WBLane5) July 23, 2018
Shame on Cuomo. New York has become an overtaxed shit hole. More and more hard working American citizens are moving out of NY, sick of supporting your illegal immigrants and watching NY become a socialist state. #VoteDemOut2018
— Sweet Zoe (@SweetZoe10) July 23, 2018
Illegals* you mean. November will be all red ?? pic.twitter.com/x7OUaogrWy
— Deplorable Hairball (@DepHairball) July 23, 2018
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