Governor Andrew Cuomo says if there’s a move to deport immigrants they should start with him.
He said this in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order to strip federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions that don’t comply with federal immigration crackdowns.
Onondaga County, with Syracuse designated as a “sanctuary,” doesn’t comply with federal immigration and customs enforcement, or ICE detainees without a warrant.
It’s not clear yet exactly how much funding is at risk but New York City stands to lose up to a $1 billion if it defies federal immigration law.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is also standing against President Trump on immigration.
The Democratic Senator from New York tweeted in Spanish that the only way to reform our immigration system is to clear a path for the eleven million people.
This is in response to executive orders that direct a wall be built on the Mexican border and aims to withhold federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions.
Schumer tweeted that Trump’s plan is based on alternative facts, doesn’t keep us safe and shared the hashtag-No-Ban-No-Wall.