Well, Joe Concha at The Hill clipped this interesting exchange between CNN's Jake Tapper and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio concerning President Donald J. Trump's executive orders on immigration, specifically the ones targeting sanctuary cities.
As it stands now, the order temporarily bans travel from seven countries to the United States for 90 days and also places an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees.
Potential federal cuts to existing public services, de Blasio also claimed, may significantly impair the budgets of New York State and respectively New York City, especially if the USA congress repeals the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Tapper observed that New York City is shielding undocumented immigrants who commit what it "deemed to be lesser offenses... but include drunk driving and grand larceny".
"Any serious or violent crime, we are going to work with [immigration authorities]", De Blasio said, adding that otherwise, an immigrant who "went through a stop sign could be deported for that".
This is per a 2014 ordinance signed into law by de Blasio.
"Jake, there are 170 offenses in that law that are serious and violent crimes that lead to automatic cooperation between the city of NY and our federal partners".
De Blasio for the most part ignored there question, merely stating that he didn't want to see families torn apart. And although executive amnesty, passed by President Obama in 2015, granted social security numbers to 500,000 undocumented immigrants nationwide, the odds that his order covered all 500,000 illegals living in NYC seem pretty slim. But Tapper pushed the mayor, asking him whether grand larceny or drunk driving-crimes that are shielded by the city-would be considered minor offenses.
"There was no guidance", the big-city liberal mayor said of implementation of the ban.
"Drunk driving that does not lead to any other negative outcome, I could define as that", DeBlasio said.