Syrian-Born U.S. Mayor Defies Trump, Declares Sanctuary for Illegals

Syrian-Born US Mayor Defies Trump Declares Sanctuary for Illegals

The executive orders President Donald Trump has signed so far have generated intense controversy within liberal circles, and they have also generated a lot of pushback.

Trump’s executive order threatening to cut off federal funding for so-called “sanctuary cities” has attracted plenty of media attention, and mayor of one borough in northern New Jersey is taking opposition to the order to a whole new level, reported.

Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah, who was born in Syria, signed an order on Friday effectively declaring his borough (population: 6,000)  to be a “sanctuary city” — in direct defiance of Trump’s executive order.

“It is important to me as a person who came to the U.S as an immigrant, that we uphold our laws and values,” Khairullah explained. “The U.S is the land of opportunity and dreams for many people all over the world.”

They key difference that Khairullah seems to be forgetting is that he (most likely) came here legally. Trump is targeting illegal immigrants — he doesn’t want to deport those who followed proper channels to get here.

No city is above the federal government’s laws — something Khairullah seems to have also forgotten.

The Englewood Daily Voice reported that Khairullah’s wife is a green card holder from Syria, which may have been a motivation in his declaring tiny Prospect Park a “sanctuary city.”

It is unclear how Prospect Park would be dealt with under Trump’s executive order as the city — about 15 miles north of Newark — receives almost no federal funding, North reported.

Trump has promised to crack down on “sanctuary cities,” and criminal illegals in general, in order to keep America safe. This Syrian-born mayor represent one of the many challenges Trump will face as he attempts to fix America’s immigration laws.

Hopefully, Trump and his staff will be able to find a solution to stop any more mayors across America from signing legislation that effectively orders their employees to break federal laws.

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