Kenney Insists Philly Won’t Change Immigration Policies

PPCWEED01C-600Mayor Jim Kenney isn’t changing Philadelphia’s “sanctuary city” status.

In fact, he would prefer to retire the term “sanctuary city”.

“First of all, we’ve changed the name from ‘sanctuary city’ to ‘the Fourth Amendment city,’” Kenney told Julia Terruso of the Inquirer. “We respect and live up to the Fourth Amendment, which means you can’t be held against your will without a warrant from the court signed by a judge. So, yeah, we will continue to be a Fourth Amendment city abiding by the Constitution.”

Trump has pledged to cancel all federal funding that employ this technique.

“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it and we’ll see how it goes and we’ll try to figure something out,” Kenney responded when asked about Trump’s promise.

While the Republican nominee won the state with 48.76%, he received just 15.49% in Philadelphia County.

November 14th, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Local races, Presidential, Top Stories | 7 Comments

7 thoughts on “Kenney Insists Philly Won’t Change Immigration Policies”

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  2. Trump says:

    I smell sklaroff coming. Bet he’d say I was the healthiest president ever. And he looks less like a homeless bum that my jewboy doc.

  3. R Billy says:

    Undocumented violent criminals are deported. It’s only the non-violent that the rule applies to.

  4. Jan Powers says:

    I agree with Pres-elect Trump that we should rid ourselves of those breaking the laws (burglary, murder, rapes, etc). NO question. Send them back to their home country. We should not tolerate crime by an already illegal person. I do not understand why a city would want to protect these folks. However, then we must figure out a way to keep the good immigrants, but they MUST learn English and integrate.

  5. Illegal immigration is illegal says:

    Why don’t you advocate for changing US laws to allow for more people to become US citizens each year rather than encouraging and supporting people breaking the law?

  6. robert sklaroff says:

    If federal-$ is cut-off for sanctuary-cities, Kenney may change his tune.

  7. MWhite says:

    Martina White will stop you in your tracks Mr Mayor and she has the FOP backing. McNesby handed her the last two elections. She has the majority in Harrisburg. I smell trouble coming

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