NEW YORK CITY’S ULTRA LEFT MAYOR DE BLASIO: NO “ICE” AGENTS IN CITY SCHOOLS WITHOUT WARRANTS
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Speaking at a press conference held outside the Old New York County
New York’s Courthouse (aka “Tweed Courthouse”) on March 21, Mayor Bill
de Blasio (shown) announced that it is his new policy that U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers will not be allowed into
any city school unless they provide a warrant. De Blasio was joined in
making the announcement by the head of the New York City Department of
Education, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
In announcing the new policy, De Blasio told those gathered:
is a safe and protected location. We will not allow ICE agents to
threaten that protection, disrupt classes or take any action that would
be detrimental to our students….
we’re not allowing ICE agents in the building, because I think parents
are so afraid right now. They’re worried that an agent could literally
come into the building and single out their child. I know it sounds
outlandish, but we’re seeing things that we have not seen before and
there’s a tremendous amount of fear out there…. We have to be ready
The mayor did not explain why someone in a public school who was not
in violation of our nation’s immigration laws had any reason to fear ICE
officers. But then again, perhaps it is his intention to protect those
who are in this country illegally.
The New York Daily News cited a statement from city
officials that ICE agents will be kept outside school buildings while
school safety officers and the principal summon NYPD officials and city
Department of Education attorneys for assistance.
Though De Blasio alluded to the Trump administration’s planned
stricter enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws as the motivation
from his city’s new policy, he admitted that there have been no
instances of ICE agents attempting to detain students or their parents
at city schools. The mayor maintained that the guidelines were needed in
case ICE agents attempt to enter schools.
Though De Blasio’s statement make it
sound as though ICE is readying for an all-out assault on illegal alien
hiding among the school population, the ICE spokeswoman in New York’s
field office, Rachael Yong Yow, said schools are considered a “sensitive
location,” along with churches and hospital centers, where agents are
required to get prior approval from a supervisor before picking someone
up for repatriation.
De Blasio’s announcement of the new policy came during a program that
was part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ “Cities’ Day of Immigration
Action.” The New York event featured — in addition to De Blasio and
Fariña — Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, and
the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal.
A March 21 Breitbart report quoted Mark-Viverito description
of the new guidelines as a reflection of the “city’s values of fairness
and justice,” and her branding of the Trump administration’s
immigration policies as “racist.”
“This guideline states clearly and unambiguously ICE can’t come in
without a warrant signed by a judge, period,” Mark-Viverito said. “We
support restricting ICE’s access to schools, students, and student
records — because classrooms should be safe spaces to learn in. Policies
like this not only reflect the city’s values of fairness and justice
but they also underscore the importance of ensuring that our schools
remain safe spaces for our children.”
they’re only focused on those that are hurting our communities is not
true — it’s a lie, it’s a dragnet approach, a racist policy that is
being implemented by this administration and is focused in particular on
communities of color.
Mark-Viverito’s reference to “communities of color” can be exposed as
just so much politicking if we consider the makeup of the 8th City
Council District, which she represents. Much of the population of that
district, which includes East Harlem and the South Bronx, is made up of
African American and Puerto Rican residents. Mark-Viverito, herself, was
born in Puerto Rico. Since Puerto Rico is U.S. territory, all Puerto
Ricans, as well as all African Americans, are U.S. citizens who have
nothing to fear from immigration authorities. They are native born
Americans who have just as much right to live in the United States as
people whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower.
In view of this, Mark-Viverito’s playing of the race card by trying
to portray the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration
as an assault on “communities of color” simply does not hold any water.
This latest policy regarding ICE and New York’s public school is not
the first time that de Blasio has gone head-to-head with the Trump
administration. During a Washington Square Park news conference
following Trump’s January 25 executive order on border security and
immigration enforcement improvements, Bill de Blasio vowed to resist the
administration’s proposed block of federal grants to sanctuary cities
that harbor illegal aliens and refuse to cooperate with immigration
“The executive order does not change who we are or how we go about doing our work,” de Blasio said at a the news conference.
“We’re going to defend all of our people, regardless of where they come from and regardless of their documentation status.”
Which is a euphemism for regardless of whether they are in this country legally or illegally.
De Blasio went on to say:
Yorkers, we will not tear families apart, we will not leave children
without their parents, we will not take breadwinners away from families
who have no one else. And we’re not going to undermine the hard-won
trust that has developed between our police and their communities.
Perhaps someone should inform De Blasio that someone who has broken our immigration laws cannot be “law-abiding.”
When De Blasio firs ran for mayor in 2013, The New American published an article revealing his pro-communist background. The article noted:
announced his endorsement (September 23), the New York Times published
an extensive investigation of de Blasio’s radical Marxist background,
focusing particularly on his devotion to the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista
regime in Nicaragua. De Blasio also has been a big supporter of Cuba’s
communist dictator Fidel Castro and Zimbabwe’s murderous kleptocrat
Robert Mugabe. He also expressed his support for “democratic
Part of an online sketch on De Blasio notes that shortly after
completing graduate school at Columbia in 1987, he was hired to work as a
political organizer by the Quixote Center in Maryland. In 1988, de
Blasio traveled with the Quixote Center to Nicaragua for 10 days to help
distribute food and medicine during the Nicaraguan Revolution. He was
an ardent supporter of the ruling socialist government, the Sandinista
National Liberation Front, which was at that time opposed by the Reagan
The Quixote Center was known for its support of the goals of the
Sandinista government of Nicaragua in the 1980s. The Center raised more
than $100 million in “humanitarian aid” for the Nicaraguan government.
It critics accused the Center of following a Marxist agenda and the U.S.
Department of the Treasury investigated allegations that the Quixote
Center had smuggled guns to Nicaragua.
The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) overthrew Nicaraguan
President Anastasio Somoza, America’s most important ally in Central
America, in 1979 and established a revolutionary Marxist government in
Upon assuming office in 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan condemned
the FSLN for joining with Cuba in supporting “Marxist” revolutionary
movements in other Latin American countries such as El Salvador.
Like many American leftists, De Blasio was clearly on the wrong side
of the conflict in Nicaragua when he joined the Quixote Center in
supporting the Sandinistas.