Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Michel Moore want their residents to know they will not enforce federal immigration laws or cooperate with federal agencies that do.
Los Angeles immigrants are safe, the duo said in a video that the mayor uploaded to social media.
But what about the city’s citizens? Those legally in the country/state/city?
“Regardless of your immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know your city is on your side,” the mayor said in a tweet. “Here in Los Angeles, our police department does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement.”
Regardless of your immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know your city is on your side. Here in Los Angeles, our police department does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement.
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) February 15, 2020
The duo claimed they are willing to set aside enforcing federal immigration laws to give immigrants a sanctuary of sorts to live—at the expense of their own residents.
Here’s how some people responded to the absurdity via Twitchy:
It does not help American citizens living in California when you enable lawlessness, and go as far as to coddle and protect criminals. This is a violation of our civil rights as Anericans. It’s time for you to honor your charge to protect and defend American citizens.
— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) February 15, 2020
So, your position is illegal and unconstitutional. Got it.
— Buzz Patterson for Congress (@BuzzPatterson) February 15, 2020
You are losing a lot of reasonable progressives on this issue. There has to be something between children in cages and “there’s no such thing as an undocumented immigrant”. We should know who is coming into our country & have control over it while welcoming law abiding immigrants
— Eric Racy (@EricJRacy) February 15, 2020
Can our police also let it slide when we speed or miss stop lights? How about when someone wants to build a treehouse without a permit? Or, here’s a good one, choose to work as an independent contractor without triggering #AB5 enforcement?
No one is above the law, eh?
— Roxanne Beckford Hoge (@RoxanneForAD46) February 15, 2020
Please provide us with a comprehensive list of all the laws you don’t feel like enforcing. We’d like to know which ones we can break with impunity. Thanks.
— Brian O'Kelley (@BrianOKelley1) February 15, 2020
my grandparents would be heartbroken, leaving ALL that they knew, knowing they would never again step foot in Mexico once they LEGALLY left for America; leaving so we would have a chance at a future .. ONLY for America to become what they LEFT.
shame on you and shame on @LAPDHQ
— BeautifulChaos (@Beautful_Chaos) February 15, 2020
If only you were this committed to the 59,000 homeless human beings suffering on the streets of Los Angeles.
Women, Children, and Veterans.
You have abandoned them all.
Los Angeles deserves better. pic.twitter.com/YYXDfKcT52
— Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) February 15, 2020
Mayor, if you aren't willing to enforce federal law you should never take federal fundi g for anything. Simple as that. Btw, to put your legal immigrant citizens and natural citizens safety at risk.
— Handsome Lance- Fiduciary Doodie (@LanceMcDaniel66) February 15, 2020
The city is not on your side if you're a law-abiding citizen. Think about that for a while, taxpayers.
— Cornponypalooza (@LDreeniatnuom) February 15, 2020
Never thought I’d live to see a police chief turn pro crime. They’re done.
— John ©️ (@DeltaBravoUSA) February 15, 2020
“We will obstruct federal law enforcement officers, making their jobs much more dangerous, while we are aiding and abeding criminals”
— Carla Burlando (@CarlaBurlando) February 15, 2020
Since the citizens of LA didn't vote on this, I welcome the feds in to end this. People are dying. Please resign.
— WarriorMama (@warriormama1019) February 15, 2020