In a terrifying new development, at least for the residents of the state of New York, it is now a felony for a DMV employee to share information with ICE, DHS and other federal immigration enforcement agencies.
A U.S. Attorney in New York accused Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of “legislating obstruction” with a law that bans police from sharing Department of Motor Vehicles information with federal immigration agencies. New York’s Green Light Law was passed last year allowing a driver’s license to anyone without legal immigration status, and now the approved 2020 budget has added an eyebrow-raising amendment.
While the Green Light Law prohibited the sharing of DMV information with the Department of Homeland Security or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cuomo’s 2020 budget passed last month as all eyes were on the coronavirus crisis, now makes that sharing of information by any law enforcement officer a class E Felony, according to WKBW.
“Border Patrol for example, working the highway in the middle of the night and pulls over a vehicle, they can’t run the plates to determine who owns that vehicle,” U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York J.P. Kennedy told WKBW.
“I think it’s legislating obstruction and it’s very concerning to me,” Kennedy added.
Watch the local news report, via WKBW:
This can only be called insane, and is certain to cost lives and destroy others. In fact New York’s immigration policies and refusal to cooperate with immigration enforcement agencies is causing huge problems in the state.
Here’s but one example, via Fox News:
The granddaughter of a 92-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered in New York City by an illegal immigrant who had been shielded from deportation pinned her death on the city’s sanctuary policy in an emotional speech on Friday, saying her death could have been avoided if the controversial policy was not in place.
“The tragedy in all of this is the fact that this could have been avoided, had there been no sanctuary law,” Daria Ortiz said. “The tragedy is my grandmother is not ever going to be here again.”
Reeaz Khan, an illegal Guyanese immigrant, is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Fuertes last month. Fuertes was reportedly found at 2 a.m. near death, before being taken to a hospital where she died from injuries including a broken spine. He has pleaded not guilty.
But the case has cast a spotlight on the dangers of “sanctuary” jurisdictions, which forbid local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities when they issue a detainer — a request that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) be alerted of an illegal immigrant’s release from custody so they can be transferred into ICE custody and go through deportation procedures.
ICE revealed it had filed a detainer for Khan in November 2019, when he had been arrested on assault and weapons charges. But crucially, that detainer was ignored and Khan was released onto the streets.
This is but a single example of how New York’s immigration policies are causing an increase in crime in that state.
Seems like Democrats care much more about criminals than they do about the rights and protection of ordinary law abiding citizens.
Time for American citizens to wake up, and put a stop to the Democrats reign of terror come November.
Author: Steve Straub
Source: The Federalist Papers: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Makes it a Class E Felony for DMV Employees to Share Info With ICE or DHS