Last week, the City of Philadelphia and Mayor Jim Kenney made the decision to terminate a data-sharing contract with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
This is the latest in the city’s turn toward lawlessness as it seeks to further enact sanctuary city policies. Also, by their silence and past actions, it is the latest indication that Pennsylvania’s Democratic leaders continue to support sanctuary city policies and the move toward ending the rule of law when it comes to immigration.
In response, Val DiGiorgio, Chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, made the following statement:
“By ending the contract with ICE, Philadelphia’s mayor has once again shown he would rather side with violent criminals who have taken advantage of our country than with the men and women he is supposed to be protecting.
“The same can be said for Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey who, through their support of sanctuary city policies and campaigning with those who support the abolishment of ICE, put Pennsylvanians in danger and support lawlessness over the rule of law."