The mayor of Atlanta has signed an executive order to go against the Trump administration.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an order preventing ICE from using her jail facilities to house detainees from the border.
As reported by abcnews.go.com
Saying she is "horrified" by the separation of families caught illegally crossing the border, the mayor of Atlanta has taken a dramatic step to prevent her city's jails from cooperating with the Trump administration's controversial immigration policies.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order on Wednesday prohibiting Atlanta's jails from accepting new detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.
"I, like many others, have been horrified watching the impact of President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy on children and families," Bottoms said in a statement. "My personal angst has been compounded by the City of Atlanta's long-standing agreement with the U.S. Marshal's Office to house ICE detainees in our City jail."
She acknowledged the possibility that her order would prompt ICE to send detainees to substandard, private jail facilities in the state.
Trump has already signed an executive order, keeping families together, even in the event that they are detained while attempting to illegally cross the border. The GOP is working to pass an immigration reform bill to make a long term fix, and Trump has also given the order to no longer prosecute migrants crossing with children. Actions like the one that the Atlanta mayor is taking are moot, and clearly being done to push a narrative, and get votes. They are the ones using the children as political tools, not the Trump administration.
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