Leftist Philly Mayor Smears Tea Party During Immigration Interview
Leftist Philly Mayor Michael Nutter told reporters today that, “The Tea Party and others would tell you that every single undocumented individual is a drug smuggler, a terrorist, or a threat to the American way of life.”
FOX News reported:
Philadelphia will renew a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE , that gives immigration authorities access to city arrest records after revising the agreement to exclude data on victims and witnesses.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced Friday that the city had agreed to renew for one year its participation in ICE’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System, or PARS, after his concerns were addressed that the data on victims and witnesses were discouraging illegal immigrants from reporting crimes out of fear of being deported.
Nutter fired a shot at Tea Party members in his statement as he called for comprehensive immigration overhaul that enhances border security and provide a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.
“Yes we need enhanced border control. Yes we need to focus our efforts on those who pose a threat to our country,” he said. “But let’s not fall into the trap set by the Tea Party and others who would tell you that every single undocumented individual is a drug smuggler, a terrorist, or a threat to the American way of life. That is simply not true.”
Hat Tip Ben C.
Funny, of all the tea parties I’ve attended I don’t know a single person who would agree with that statement.