September 19, 2018

D.A. King in the AJC: Taxpayers shouldn’t foot bill for Bottoms’ open-borders stance @KeishaBottoms

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms, photo, City of Atlanta


AJC Opinion                

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September 16, 2018

Readers write:

Taxpayers shouldn’t foot bill for Bottoms’ open-borders stance

As if to underline liberals’ mindlessness on our national illegal immigration crisis, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has ended the city’s association with ICE on detention of illegal aliens awaiting deportation.

The city will now lose about $7.5 million in annual revenue from the feds. “It is a significant financial hit to our budget,” says Bottoms. “That shows how strongly the city of Atlanta feels about the position as it relates to ICE.” She also proudly uses taxpayer funds to support the victims of borders with legal defense in the same deportation proceedings.

Now illegal aliens who are captured here will be held in South Georgia – separated from any metro-area families by a far greater distance. “Atlanta will no longer be complicit in a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population,” said the mayor.

Bottoms says she objects to the Trump doctrine of border security – even for illegal crossers who use children as shields. But it’s not clear if she understands that ICE is not involved in enforcement at the border.

It looks like Bottoms simply objects to borders and is willing to prove it with other people’s money.