Mayor Eric Garcetti is firing back at the Justice Department after they threatened to subpoena 23 "Sanctuary Cities" unless they turned over information about their sanctuary city policies toward illegal immigrants.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, told reporters today that cities enacting these policies "place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk."
We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government’s immigration enforcement—enough is enough.
At a press conference in Washington D.C., Garcetti accused the Trump administration of practicing the "politics of distraction and destruction."
"There is not a single mayor in this country that says 'Please, if you're a criminal, come on over. And if you're undocumented, bonus points!' This is a myth," Garcetti said.
The mayor of L.A., who is in D.C. to attend the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors, said he will continue following the law when it comes to illegal immigrants.
"You can threaten subpoenas, you can threaten arrests, and we will keep abiding by the constitution and keeping our people safe."
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