PRESS RELEASE: Philadelphia’s decision to end ICE contract shows dangers of anti-rule of law liberals

Last week, the City of Philadelphia and Mayor Jim Kenney made the decision to terminate a data-sharing contract with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

This is the latest in the city’s turn toward lawlessness as it seeks to further enact sanctuary city policies. Also, by their silence and past actions, it is the latest indication that Pennsylvania’s Democratic leaders continue to support sanctuary city policies and the move toward ending the rule of law when it comes to immigration.

In response, Val DiGiorgio, Chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, made the following statement:

“By ending the contract with ICE, Philadelphia’s mayor has once again shown he would rather side with violent criminals who have taken advantage of our country than with the men and women he is supposed to be protecting.

“The same can be said for Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey who, through their support of sanctuary city policies and campaigning with those who support the abolishment of ICE, put Pennsylvanians in danger and support lawlessness over the rule of law.”


  • Will

    Bullcrap. ICE is a new organization (started after 9/11) that has lost its’ way. They are breaking federal and local laws all over the country. We already have a federal Immigration Dept. Let them do their job. As to sanctuary cities , please study the history WHY they were formed, what they actually DO, and why nearly 500 cities, countries, townships, and STATES have VOTED to become sanctuaries. Don’t believe the BS coming out of uninformed mouthpieces.