Andrew Cuomo: Trump Administration Is on “Jihad” to Deport People in U.S. Illegally Andrew Cuomo: Trump Administration Is on “Jihad” to Deport People in U.S. Illegally – NTK Network

Andrew Cuomo: Trump Administration Is on “Jihad” to Deport People in U.S. Illegally

"They are on a jihad to deport as many people as they can who they believe are not in the United States legally," Cuomo said.

By NTK Staff | 07.23.2018 @3:07pm

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) stepped up the political rhetoric on Monday when he accused the Trump administration of waging a “jihad” against people living in the U.S. illegally.

Cuomo also defended his decision to pardon undocumented immigrants so that they could avoid deportation, during his press conference on Monday.

A reporter asked Cuomo about the pardons he granted immigrants who were facing deportation, and whether any of crimes they had been charged with were violent offenses.

The New York Post reported on Cuomo’s pardons:

“Gov. Cuomo on Monday pardoned seven more people who are facing deportation for previous “minor criminal convictions.”

“It marks the third time Cuomo has used his power to grant clemency to immigrants facing ouster from the US — including last December when he pardoned 18 individuals.”

Cuomo informed the reporter that none of the immigrants who received pardons had committed violent offenses.

“This administration is on a crusade against people who they do not consider original Americans,” Cuomo said. “What they’ve done at the border is an example of it, what they’ve done in Puerto Rico, and they are on a jihad to deport as many people as they can who they believe are not in the United States legally.”

The word jihad is defined as “a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty,” and often used by terrorist organizations to explain their attacks against the United States.

Cuomo went on to defend his decision to pardon seven individuals facing deportation.

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