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Open borders Mayor de Blasio threatens to sue Trump if he ships thousands of illegal Immigrants to his city

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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is ready to take President Donald Trump to court if he goes through with a plan to ship thousands of illegal immigrants to his doorstep.

The Democrat mayor who has touted New York City as a “sanctuary city” is not joining his liberal mayoral colleagues across the nation in opening their arms to potentially thousands of illegal immigrants who are currently overwhelming Customs and Border Protection facilities.

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“It’s illegal. It is just plain illegal. We will meet him in court. We will beat him in court,” de Blasio said Monday, according to the New York Post.

“I remember vividly the day the Trump administration, when he said he was going to cut our security funding because we did not ask for documentation status, because we would not cooperate with everything ICE was doing,” the progressive mayor said. “We said we would go to court to stop it and we did.”

His remarks were in response to a tweet by Trump earlier on Monday about transporting the detained illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities.

The president appeared to confirm a report last week that his administration had attempted to alleviate crowding at detention centers by releasing detained migrants into “sanctuary cities,” and his suggestion that the proposal was still valid sent liberals into a meltdown.

Democrat mayors of many other cities challenged Trump to bring it on, even while de Blasio threatened a lawsuit.

“As a welcoming city, we would welcome these migrants with open arms, just as we welcomed Syrian refugees, just as we welcomed Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel said, according to the New York Post.

“The city would be prepared to welcome these immigrants just as we have embraced our immigrant communities for decades,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.

San Francisco’s Democrat Mayor London Breed accused the president of employing “scare tactics” and declared her city was “proud” to be a sanctuary city.

Mayor Ras Baraka welcomed the move as a “blessing” to his city of Newark, New Jersey.

“His curse is our blessing,” Baraka told Al Sharpton on MSNBC. “Many of these immigrants have kept cities afloat in difficult economic times. They opened up stores, they purchase goods and services in the community, uplifted our economy. So this does nothing but create more opportunity for folks in our city.”

New Haven, Connecticut Mayor Toni Harp told NBC: “For as long as I’m mayor, New Haven will continue its open-arms tradition for those fleeing oppression.”

Many “sanctuary cities” including Los Angeles, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; and Hartford, Connecticut also put out their welcome mats. But New York City’s de Blasio accused Trump of using immigrants as “chess pieces” as he threatened to sue the administration over the proposed policy.

The mayor also kicked off Immigrant Heritage Week this week, touting New York City as “the ultimate city of immigrants” while vowing to “stand up” to Trump.

As is the case with most progressive arguments, the distinction between legal and illegal immigrants if often not one to be highlighted.

The mayor’s comments sparked plenty of reaction on Twitter.

Frieda Powers

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