Miami-Dade County Mayor Backs Trump’s Policies on Sanctuary Cities

By NTK Staff | 08.16.2017 @11:34am

"We will hold and honor those detainer requests, and I think that's the right policy," Mayor Carlos Gimenez said on Wednesday.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said that President Trump’s policy regarding information sharing with federal immigration authorities “is the right policy, in terms of immigration,” during an interview on “Fox and Friends,” on Wednesday.

Fox News’ Abby Huntsman asked Gimenez about remarks Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to deliver in Miami on Wednesday regarding the Trump administration’s policies toward sanctuary cities.

Huntsman read the following excerpt from Sessions’ speech to Gimenez:

“I know Miami Dade is going to be an example from some of the good that comes from following the law. We’ve already seen that the same Independence Day weekend when Chicago suffered more than 100 shootings and 15 homicides. Miami Dade also had a historic number of shooting deaths. Zero.”

“That’s just a bit of what you’re going to hear later on from the Attorney General. How important will his comments be,” Huntsman asked Gimenez.

“Well, they’re very important. I mean, I think our policy is the right policy, in terms of immigration,” Gimenez responded.

“I hold different views on immigration. I’m an immigrant myself,” Giminez said. “But when it comes to — when people are arrested here in Miami-Dade County, to keep our citizens safe, we provide that information.”

“We will hold and honor those detainer requests, and I think that’s the right policy,” he concluded.

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