Monday, January 04, 2016

Good Second Step

Some were worried (understandably!) that the outgoing mayor did this to take one for the team for the new mayor. Apparently not.
Mayor Kenney on Monday barred almost all cooperation between city law enforcement and federal immigration agents, reverting to an earlier policy that made Philadelphia one of the nation's "sanctuary cities."

"The only way that people buy into [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is when they . . . have input into the process," Kenney, who had promised to rescind his predecessor's 11th-hour order on his first day in office, said at a signing ceremony where immigrant-rights activists cheered.