New York Mayor Hides 500,000 Illegals, Vows to Ignore Immigration Laws

by Mona Salama | Breitbart
March 6, 2017

The NYPD won’t cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seeking to repatriate illegal immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio told RTVi, or Russian Television International.

“The NYPD will not participate as immigration enforcement agents because we have, for decades, built a close working relationship with immigrant communities,” de Blasio said. “Our police force is not going to be out there knocking on people’s door and it is not going to share information about people’s documentation status with the federal authorities.”

According to de Blasio, who faces reelection in November, more than half a million people in New York are “undocumented” and a “vast majority don’t commit any crimes whatsoever.”

City officials city and the NYPD officers will cooperate with the feds only in immigration cases which involve “serious and violent crimes,” he said. “In terms of the City of New York, we said the only area where we cooperate is we have a law that delineates 170 serious and violent crimes. If someone is convicted — not just accused, convicted of those crimes — then we will work with ICE in terms of their deportation.”

31 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • roboteq says:

    There is no way to disagree with those saying that every person who is in the U.S. illegally “IS” a criminal who “HAS” committed a criminal act. Those refusing to comply with U.S. laws, especially those being paid by American taxpayers; are themselves also criminals.

  • texexpatriate says:

    Can we hope Trump will have this jerk arrested?

  • Warren says:

    De Blasio should be impeached !! The NYPD are not considered Police Officers when they do not enforce our Laws, their Badges do not represent Law & Order. De Blasio’s Militsiya is the proper term NYBM

  • Tiger says:

    So when is the AG going to prosecute this guy and make an example of him for breaking our Federal Immigration laws??? DO IT PRESIDENT TRUMP YOU SAID YOU WOULD SHUT DOWN SANCTUARY CITIES THEN DO IT.

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    The Law Against Hiring or Harboring Illegal Aliens


    The Law Against Hiring or Harboring Illegal Aliens

    The following is an overview of federal law on hiring and
    harboring illegal aliens. It is not a substitute for professional legal
    counsel in specific situations.


    A person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he:

    assists an alien whom he should reasonably know is illegally in
    the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting,
    sheltering, or assisting him to obtain employment,

    encourages that alien to remain in the U.S., by referring him to
    an employer, by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way,

    knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

    Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and
    forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime.

    Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without
    verifying his work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest,
    detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition,
    individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that
    commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject
    to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.

    Recruitment and Employment of Illegal Aliens

    It is unlawful to hire an alien, to recruit an alien, or to refer an
    alien for a fee, knowing the alien is unauthorized to work in the United
    States.1 It is equally unlawful to continue to employ an alien knowing that the alien is unauthorized to work.2
    Employers may give preference in recruitment and hiring to a U.S.
    citizen over an alien with work authorization only where the U.S.
    citizen is equally or better qualified.3

    It is unlawful to hire an individual for employment in the United
    States without complying with employment eligibility verification
    requirements.4 Requirements include examination of identity
    documents and completion of Form I-9 for every employee hired. Employers
    must retain all I-9s, and, with 3 days advance notice, they must be
    made available for inspection.

    Employment includes any service or labor performed for any type of
    remuneration within the United States, with the exception of sporadic
    domestic service by an individual in a private home.5 Day
    laborers or other casual workers engaged in any compensated activity
    (with the above exception) are employees for purposes of immigration

    An employer includes an agent or anyone acting directly or indirectly
    in the interest of the employer. For purposes of verification of
    authorization to work, employer also means an independent contractor, or
    a contractor other than the person using the alien labor.7
    The use of temporary or short-term contracts cannot be used to
    circumvent the employment authorization verification requirements.8

    If employment is to be for less than the usual three days allowed for
    completing the I-9 Form requirement, the form must be completed
    immediately at the time of hire.9

    An employer has constructive knowledge that an employee is an illegal
    unauthorized worker if a reasonable person would infer it from the
    facts.10 Constructive knowledge constituting a violation of
    federal law has been found where (1) the I-9 employment eligibility form
    has not been properly completed, including supporting documentation,
    (2) the employer has learned from other individuals, media reports, or
    any source of information available to the employer, that the alien is
    unauthorized to work, or (3) the employer acts with reckless disregard
    for the legal consequences of permitting a third party to provide or
    introduce an illegal alien into the employer’s work force.11
    Knowledge cannot be inferred solely on the basis of an individual’s
    accent or foreign appearance. Actual specific knowledge is not required.
    For example, a newspaper article stating that ballrooms depend on an
    illegal alien workforce of dance hostesses was held by the courts to be a
    reasonable ground for suspicion that unlawful conduct had occurred.12

    It is illegal for non-profit and religious organizations to knowingly
    assist an employer to violate employment sanctions, regardless of
    claims that their convictions require them to assist aliens.13 Harboring or aiding illegal aliens is not protected by the First Amendment.14

    It is a felony to establish a commercial enterprise for the purpose
    of evading any provision of federal immigration law. Violators may be
    fined or imprisoned for up to 5 years.15

    Encouraging and Harboring Illegal Aliens

    It is a violation of law for any person to conceal, harbor, or shield
    from detection in any place, including any building or means of
    transportation, any alien who is in the United States in violation of
    law.16 Harboring means any conduct that tends to substantially facilitate an alien to remain in the U.S. illegally.17
    The sheltering need not be clandestine, and harboring covers aliens
    arrested outdoors, as well as in a building. This provision includes
    harboring an alien who entered the U.S. legally, but has since lost his
    legal status.

    An employer can be convicted of the felony of harboring illegal
    aliens who are his employees if he takes actions in reckless disregard
    of their illegal status, such as ordering them to obtain false
    documents, altering records, obstructing INS inspections, or taking
    other actions that facilitate the alien’s illegal employment.18
    Any person who within any 12-month period hires ten or more individuals
    with actual knowledge that they illegal aliens or unauthorized workers
    is guilty of felony harboring. 19

    It is also a felony to encourage or induce an alien to come to or
    reside in the U.S. knowing or recklessly disregarding the fact that the
    alien’s entry or residence is in violation of the law.20 This
    crime applies to any person, rather than just employers of illegal
    aliens. Courts have ruled that “encouraging” includes counseling illegal
    aliens to continue working in the U.S. or assisting them to complete
    applications with false statements or obvious “errors”.21 The
    fact that the alien is a refugee fleeing persecution is not a defense
    to this felony, since U.S. law and the UN Protocol on Refugees both
    require that a refugee must report to immigration authorities “without
    delay” upon entry to the U.S.

    The penalty for felony harboring is a fine and imprisonment for up to
    five years. The penalty for felony alien smuggling is a fine and up to
    ten years imprisonment. Where the crime causes serious bodily injury or
    places the life of any person in jeopardy, the penalty is a fine and up
    to 20 years imprisonment. If the criminal smuggling or harboring results
    in the death “of any person,” the penalty can include life
    imprisonment. Convictions for aiding, abetting, or conspiracy to commit
    alien smuggling or harboring, carry the same penalties. 22 Courts can impose consecutive prison sentences for each alien smuggled or harbored.23
    A court may order a convicted smuggler to pay restitution if the alien
    smuggled qualifies as a “victim” under the Victim and Witness Protection

    Conspiracy to commit the crimes of sheltering, harboring, or
    employing illegal aliens is a separate federal offense punishable by a
    fine of up to $10,000 or five years imprisonment.25


    A person or entity having knowledge of a violation or potential
    violation of employer sanctions provisions may submit a signed written
    complaint to the INS office with jurisdiction over the business or
    residence of the potential violator, whether an employer, employee, or
    agent. The complaint must include the names and addresses of both the
    complainant and the violator, and detailed factual allegations,
    including date, time and place of the potential violation, and the
    specific conduct alleged to be a violation of employer sanctions. By
    regulation, the INS will only investigate third party complaints that
    have “a reasonable probability of validity.”26

    Designated INS officers and employees, and all other officers whose
    duty it is to enforce criminal laws, may make an arrest for violation of
    smuggling or harboring illegal aliens.27

    State and local law enforcement officials have the general power to
    investigate and arrest violators of federal immigration statutes without
    prior INS knowledge or approval, as long as they are authorized to do
    so by state law. There is “no extant federal limitation” on this
    authority. The 1996 immigration control legislation passed by Congress
    was intended to encourage states and local agencies to participate in
    the process of enforcing federal immigration laws.28

    Immigration officers and local law enforcement officers may detain an
    individual for a brief warrantless interrogation where circumstances
    create a reasonable suspicion that the individual is illegally present
    in the U.S. Specific facts constituting a reasonable suspicion include
    evasive, nervous or erratic behavior, dress or speech indicating foreign
    citizenship, and presence in an area known to contain a concentration
    of illegal aliens. Hispanic appearance alone is not sufficient.29 Immigration officers and police must have a valid warrant or valid employer’s consent to enter work places or residences.30

    Any vehicle used to transport or harbor illegal aliens, or as a
    substantial part of an activity that encourages illegal aliens to come
    to or reside in the U.S. may be seized by an immigration officer and is
    subject to forfeiture. The forfeiture power covers any conveyances used
    within the U.S.31

    Private persons and entities may initiate civil suits to obtain
    injunctions and treble damages against enterprises that conspire or
    actually violate federal alien smuggling, harboring, or document fraud
    statutes under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
    (RICO).32 The “pattern of racketeering” activity is defined
    as commission of two or more of the listed crimes. A RICO “enterprise”
    can be any individual legal entity, or a group of individuals who are
    not a legal entity but are associated in fact, and can include
    non-profit associations.

    Employers who aid or abet the preparation of false tax returns by
    failing to pay income or social security taxes for illegal alien
    employees, or who knowingly make payments using false names or social
    security numbers, are subject to IRS criminal and civil sanctions.33

    U.S. nationals who have suffered intentional discrimination because
    of citizenship or national origin by an employer with more than 3
    employees may file a complaint within 180 days of the discriminatory act
    with the Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment
    Practices, U.S. Department of Justice.34

    In addition to the federal statutes summarized above, state laws and
    local ordinances controlling fair labor practices, workers compensation,
    zoning, safe housing and rental property, nuisance, licensing, street
    vending, and solicitations by contractors may also apply to activities
    that involve illegal aliens.

  • Ralph - Msg Ret says:

    Ok. So what does this do for these 500,000 individuals who are criminals. Do they now become “slaves” to the ones “protecting” them? Who provides for them? What is their future hold?

  • De Blasio should be put in jail and learn that illegal is breaking the law.Ship them back unless they want to become tax paying citizens and maybe we could reduce the welfare lines.

  • Carol Butler says:


  • justinwachin says:

    How many of our big city mayors are stuck on stupid. Not only are these foolish mayors endangering the lives of people in their cities but they are creating a breeding ground which places all Americans in danger.

    Maybe its time to start holding elected officials criminally and civilly responsible for the criminals they knowingly harbor. Anyone who is in this country illegally is a criminal.

  • John Burnett says:

    Jail DiBlasio and the NYPD police chief for sedition and treason.

  • Tiger says:

    So Trump put your money where your mouth was and prosecute to the full extent of the law this mayor and stop the insanity. While you are at it 50,000 refugees for 2017 is unacceptable to me and millions you promised to stop the refugee program so do it.

    › § 1324

    8 U.S. Code § 1324 – Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

    Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

    US Code


    Authorities (CFR)

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    (a) Criminal penalties


    (A) Any person who—


    knowing that a
    person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States
    in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated
    port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner,
    regardless of whether such alien has received prior official
    authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and
    regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect
    to such alien;


    knowing or in
    reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or
    remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves
    or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by
    means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation
    of law;


    knowing or in
    reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or
    remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or
    shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from
    detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means
    of transportation;


    encourages or
    induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States,
    knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry,
    or residence is or will be in violation of law; or



    engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or


    aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,

    shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).

    (B) A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs—


    in the case of a
    violation of subparagraph (A)(i) or (v)(I) or in the case of a violation
    of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), or (iv) in which the offense was done
    for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, be
    fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both;


    in the case of a
    violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined
    under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;


    in the case of a
    violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) during and
    in relation to which the person causes serious bodily injury (as defined
    in section 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and


    in the case of a
    violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) resulting in
    the death of any person, be punished by death or imprisoned for any
    term of years or for life, fined under title 18, or both.


    It is not a violation of clauses [1]
    (ii) or (iii) of subparagraph (A), or of clause (iv) of subparagraph
    (A) except where a person encourages or induces an alien to come to or
    enter the United States, for a religious denomination having a bona fide
    nonprofit, religious organization in the United States, or the agents
    or officers of such denomination or organization, to encourage, invite,
    call, allow, or enable an alien who is present in the United States to
    perform the vocation of a minister or missionary for the denomination or
    organization in the United States as a volunteer who is not compensated
    as an employee, notwithstanding the provision of room, board, travel,
    medical assistance, and other basic living expenses, provided the
    minister or missionary has been a member of the denomination for at
    least one year.

    Any person who, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an
    alien has not received prior official authorization to come to, enter,
    or reside in the United States, brings to or attempts to bring to the
    United States in any manner whatsoever, such alien, regardless of any
    official action which may later be taken with respect to such alien
    shall, for each alien in respect to whom a violation of this paragraph


    be fined in accordance with title 18 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; or

    (B) in the case of—


    an offense
    committed with the intent or with reason to believe that the alien
    unlawfully brought into the United States will commit an offense against
    the United States or any State punishable by imprisonment for more than
    1 year,


    an offense done for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, or


    an offense in
    which the alien is not upon arrival immediately brought and presented to
    an appropriate immigration officer at a designated port of entry,

    fined under title 18 and shall be imprisoned, in the case of a first or
    second violation of subparagraph (B)(iii), not more than 10 years, in
    the case of a first or second violation of subparagraph (B)(i) or
    (B)(ii), not less than 3 nor more than 10 years, and for any other
    violation, not less than 5 nor more than 15 years.



    Any person who, during
    any 12-month period, knowingly hires for employment at least 10
    individuals with actual knowledge that the individuals are aliens
    described in subparagraph (B) shall be fined under title 18 or
    imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.

    (B) An alien described in this subparagraph is an alien who—


    is an unauthorized alien (as defined in section 1324a(h)(3) of this title), and


    has been brought into the United States in violation of this subsection.

    In the case of a person who has brought aliens into the United States
    in violation of this subsection, the sentence otherwise provided for may
    be increased by up to 10 years if—


    the offense was part of an ongoing commercial organization or enterprise;


    aliens were transported in groups of 10 or more; and



    aliens were transported in a manner that endangered their lives; or


    the aliens presented a life-threatening health risk to people in the United States.

    (b) Seizure and forfeiture

    (1) In general

    Any conveyance, including any vessel,
    vehicle, or aircraft, that has been or is being used in the commission
    of a violation of subsection (a), the gross proceeds of such violation,
    and any property traceable to such conveyance or proceeds, shall be
    seized and subject to forfeiture.

    (2) Applicable procedures

    Seizures and forfeitures under this subsection shall be governed by the provisions of chapter 46 of title 18 relating
    to civil forfeitures, including section 981(d) of such title, except
    that such duties as are imposed upon the Secretary of the Treasury under
    the customs laws described in that section shall be performed by such
    officers, agents, and other persons as may be designated for that
    purpose by the Attorney General.

    (3) Prima facie evidence in determinations of violationsIn
    determining whether a violation of subsection (a) has occurred, any of
    the following shall be prima facie evidence that an alien involved in
    the alleged violation had not received prior official authorization to
    come to, enter, or reside in the United States or that such alien had
    come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of law:


    Records of any
    judicial or administrative proceeding in which that alien’s status was
    an issue and in which it was determined that the alien had not received
    prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United
    States or that such alien had come to, entered, or remained in the
    United States in violation of law.


    Official records of
    the Service or of the Department of State showing that the alien had not
    received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in
    the United States or that such alien had come to, entered, or remained
    in the United States in violation of law.


    Testimony, by an
    immigration officer having personal knowledge of the facts concerning
    that alien’s status, that the alien had not received prior official
    authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States or that
    such alien had come to, entered, or remained in the United States in
    violation of law.

    (c) Authority to arrest

    No officer or person shall have authority to
    make any arrests for a violation of any provision of this section except
    officers and employees of the Service designated by the Attorney
    General, either individually or as a member of a class, and all other
    officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws.

    (d) Admissibility of videotaped witness testimony

    Notwithstanding any provision of the Federal
    Rules of Evidence, the videotaped (or otherwise audiovisually preserved)
    deposition of a witness to a violation of subsection (a) who has been
    deported or otherwise expelled from the United States, or is otherwise
    unable to testify, may be admitted into evidence in an action brought
    for that violation if the witness was available for cross examination
    and the deposition otherwise complies with the Federal Rules of

    (e) Outreach program

    The Secretary of Homeland Security, in
    consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, as
    appropriate, shall develop and implement an outreach program to educate
    the public in the United States and abroad about the penalties for
    bringing in and harboring aliens in violation of this section.

    (June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title II, ch. 8, § 274, 66 Stat. 228; Pub. L. 95–582, § 2, Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 2479; Pub. L. 97–116, § 12, Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1617; Pub. L. 99–603, title I, § 112, Nov. 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3381; Pub. L. 100–525, § 2(d), Oct. 24, 1988, 102 Stat. 2610; Pub. L. 103–322, title VI, § 60024, Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1981; Pub. L. 104–208, div. C, title II, §§ 203(a)–(d), 219, title VI, § 671(a)(1), Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–565, 3009–566, 3009–574, 3009–720; Pub. L. 106–185, § 18(a), Apr. 25, 2000, 114 Stat. 222; Pub. L. 108–458, title V, § 5401, Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3737; Pub. L. 109–97, title VII, § 796, Nov. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 2165.)

  • Born in the South and proud says:

    Hummmmm, wonder how much money theses 500,000 illegals cost the tax payers of NYC and state of NY.. Likely gets a big bunch of $$ from the fed also.

  • Dennis says:

    Put this mayor in Federal prison and make an example for others who want sanctuary cities in this country. Immigration is a Federal domain and if states or cities do something to go against this law, then they too should go to a Federal prison. The law is the law.

  • Anouk says:

    Poor Big Apple! To have a communist Mayor like this rat is really pathetic.

    1. Born in the South and proud says:

      Heck, why not just round up all the illegals that can be found and release them in NYC

      1. Anouk says:

        I love Manhattan and used to live there for 25 years.
        I hate to see this communist DeBlasio destroying this wonderful exciting city.

      2. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

        Ask Kathryn Steinle. Oh wait, you can’t, she was killed by an illegal in San Francisco.

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    Sounds like DeBlasio needs to be imprisoned until he learns not to aid in criminal activity.

  • carpkiller says:

    They will all be voting though.

  • randy jackson says:

    If Ovomit runs for the President of France, Diblabbermouth should be his VP.

  • itsfun says:

    Throw the dumb ass Socialist in federal prison.

    1. Retired says:

      GITMO where all Anti US belong .

  • Mort Leith says:

    This prick is aiding criminals and should be arrested asap

    1. Tiger says:

      Trump promised to stop this so when is he going to prosecute this prick under our laws? By the way he also said he would stop the refugee program now we see he is bringing in 50,000 refugees in 2017 time to hold his feet to the fire, I already emailed him.

    2. Retired says:

      That is because NY will vote for any turd with 2 legs , like Ill. and Ca.

    3. Dorotheahfolger says:

      Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dl31c:
      On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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    4. Tiger says:

      TRUMP said “I will shut down Sanctuary cities.” So when is the AG going to take this guy down for breaking our Federal Immigration laws?

  • spokencitizen says:

    what would ya say if they be calling you a radical , a liberal , oh fanatical , criminal

    1. Ramon1710 . says:

      The questions run too deep for such a simple man as DeBlasio.

  • spokencitizen says:


    1. Born in the South and proud says:

      Yeph and line the cage with copies of NY Times as shit catchers.

      1. Retired says:

        Let him eat his own for food.

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