Atlanta mayor orders release of ICE detainees

The good mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, took office in January 2018. Prior to becoming mayor she served on the city council.

Like most unhinged liberals, she has a serious case of TDS. That means she’s putting illegal aliens above the law and potentially endangering the lives of American citizens.

Way to stick it to Trump!

From Fox13: On Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order transferring all remaining U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees out of the city jail and declaring that Atlanta will no longer hold anyone for the federal agency.

The Democratic mayor’s move follows a separate executive order from June that blocked the jail from taking in any new ICE detainees amid enforcement of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy on the Southwest border, which split up many immigrant families. Bottoms has vigorously objected to that federal policy.

“Atlanta will no longer be complicit in a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the horrific fallout,” Bottoms told reporters moments before signing her executive order. “As the birthplace of the civil rights movement we are called to be better than this.”

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Republican nominee for governor, criticized the mayor’s move in a statement he released Thursday afternoon. “The City of Atlanta should focus on cleaning up corruption and stopping crime — not creating more of it,” he said.

A spokeswoman for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor, commended Botttoms’ “efforts to combat the impact of the administration’s cruel and inhumane family separation policy. Anyone who stands against keeping families together lacks any kind of moral compass.”

The mayor signed her executive order on the same day the Trump administration moved to withdraw from a 1997 consent decree — nicknamed the “Flores settlement” – that limits the government’s ability to detain immigrant children. The proposed rule change would allow the government to detain immigrant children with their parents for longer than 20 days. Federal officials said they would ensure the children are “treated with dignity, respect and special concern for their particular vulnerability as minors.”

“Today, legal loopholes significantly hinder the department’s ability to appropriately detain and promptly remove family units that have no legal basis to remain in the country,” U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement Thursday. “This rule addresses one of the primary pull factors for illegal immigration and allows the federal government to enforce immigration laws as passed by Congress.”

Immigrant rights advocates blasted the Trump administration’s move.

“It is sickening to see the United States government looking for ways to jail more children for longer,” Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said. “That’s the complete opposite of what we should be doing — and it’s yet another example of the Trump administration’s hostility toward immigrants resulting in a policy incompatible with the most basic human values.”

More from their story:

An ICE spokesman confirmed the five that were remaining in the jail would be moved out by the end of Thursday. He declined to identify them or their native countries or give any details about their immigration records, citing his agency’s privacy policies.

The city, the mayor added, has entered into a partnership with Uber and a pair of Catholic and Lutheran charities, which will provide free rides and meals to immigrant families that have been separated on the Southwest border and reunited in Atlanta.”

Read the whole story here.

Here’s what the mayor tweeted about releasing illegal aliens:

“Atlanta has permanently ended its acceptance of ICE detainees and will immediately transfer all those remaining out of our City jail. We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations.”

Elections have consequences.


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20 responses to “Atlanta mayor orders release of ICE detainees

  1. Sadly, the liberal low-lifes would rather see this country destroyed than to lose a single democrat vote.
    But then, those two go hand in hand.

  2. CogitoErgoSumantra

    It really would be sweet to see certain anarchist mayors being taken away in handcuffs for having deliberately undermined the dignity of American Law & Order — for aiding & abetting criminals and those who would perpetuate illegal activities… Just to show the great unwashed masses *why* we have such laws, and what happens to those who break them (hint: it’s NOT coddling).
    Stop turning a blind eye and looking the other way just because of some idiot’s political, gender, racial, or other position.

  3. Why are there so many black women mayors in these hellholes? You would think this country was 80% black and 80% women…its mind boggling what the liberal progressives with their diversity bs are doing to this country.
    All these woman want to make a name for themselves pandering to the misfits and of identity politics-nothing more.
    The rest of us normals be damned.

  4. This is the more perfect example of a misfit who should be impeached as quick as they take office.

  5. If anyone thinks America can’t become a ruined 3rd word country, pay attention to this mayor. When people like her are in power there is nothing to keep the country safe. Your jobs won’t be safe, nor will your loved ones; MS13 games love this kind of thing because they can get away with murder, unhindered by the rule of law. Your money won’t be safe, because this idiot will take from you and give to them.

  6. So, the judges and mayors now “legislate”. This constitutes a leftist dictatorship. I suppose the feds could pick them up and send them to a federal facility. While they’re at it they could pick up the officials, like this judge, and send them right along with them.

    The country’s deliberately falling apart. You can’t allow this sort of sedition to run unchecked. The instant she did this she was in violation of her oath. She should be jailed and immediately disbarred.

    We don’t need political opportunists second-guessing the will of Congress (not that they’re so wonderful), but it’s THEIR job to make law. It’s the judges (and other officials) to enforce them.

  7. Atlanta, GA in 2014: 51.4% black

    That explains how the city could have elected Keisha Bottoms as mayor.

  8. She’s getting paid by the Cheap Labor Cartel. Money talks illegals walk , is the Democraps new slogan.

  9. “…Anyone who stands against keeping families together lacks any kind of moral compass.”

    Where was this ‘attitude’ when Obama’s Administration was separating ‘criminal’ families?

    It’s weird how dumb some people are.

  10. The hilarious part of this is the the lunatics on the Left will probably re-elect this moonbat so she can keep standing for illegal aliens instead of opting to represent CITIZENS who pay her!

  11. They’ll change their tune when these criminal invaders start targeting liberals.
    Oh I guess they won’t do that since the libatards are the ones giving everything away. Sooner or later the former will happen, but by then it’ll be too late for everybody.

  12. “Lance Bottoms”? Somebody is named “Lance Bottoms”? With all the Kardashian-esque butt injections wobbling around that town, “lance” and “bottoms” is the worst phrasing ever.

    One tiny prick and *kablooey*, silicone shrapnel from Jasper to Peachtree City.

  13. I guess the Mayor Bottoms wants Atlanta to go the way of Rhodesia. She, like other mayors, is creating her own power base in another major urban center. Look at DC, Baltimore, Detroit, et al. When the constituents of these mayors realize their city is falling apart, rather than elect someone who will clean up the mess, they will blame whitey and loot.


  15. All this means is that Kemp will clobber Abrams in the governor’s race.

    I moved out of the city in 2000, and have had no regrets.

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