It is the legal policy of the City of Philadelphia to forbid local law enforcement from even cooperating – even sharing information with federal immigration officials when the person in question came here illegally.
So we confer this special legal privilege on, in many cases, dangerous, violent criminals because they came here illegally. It’s just unbelievable.
I think it’s very clear we have to act. How important is the rule of law to all of us? How important is the safety and security of the American people?
And how important are the childhoods of the victims that we are hearing about repeatedly as recently as just this week? To me, the answer is clear.
These are very important priorities. And we need to act.