New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (pictured above) has signed into law introductions 486-A and 487-A, limiting the city’s cooperation with federal immigration enforcement practices, except where there are public safety concerns.
It is estimated there are over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US. Many hard-lined Republicans believe the solution to our immigration problem is to deport everyone in the US who is out of status or undocumented. Even Mitt Romney, when running for president, believed that the undocumented should "self deport", meaning voluntarily go back to their home countries.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, shown with City Council colleagues in the Red Room at City Hall on Oct. 7, announced the introduction of two new bills that will further protect the rights of undocumented immigrants in the city. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)