Miami Mayor Hollers “Calf Rope” Following President Trump’s Arm Twisting

Calf rope is a southern expression meaning to surrender.

President Donald J. Trump began his war on illegals by threatening so-called “sanctuary cities” with a cutoff of federal funds. Defiant mayors vowed to fight in court and to otherwise resist.

Miami’s mayor is the first to holler “calf rope.”

Miami Herald

Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests — effectively gutting the county’s position as a “sanctuary” for immigrants in the country illegally.

Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don’t cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE — not based on principle, but because the federal government doesn’t fully reimburse the county for the expense.

“In light of the provisions of the Executive Order, I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the Department of Homeland Security,” Gimenez wrote Daniel Junior, the interim director of the corrections and rehabilitation department, in a brief, three-paragraph memo.

Unlike cities like San Francisco, Miami-Dade never declared itself a “sanctuary” and has resisted the label ever since the Justice Department listed the county as one in a May 2016 report. Foreseeing Trump’s crackdown on “sanctuary” jurisdictions, the county asked the feds to review its status last year. A decision is still pending.

In an interview with the Miami Herald, Gimenez, a Republican who attended Trump’s inauguration last week but said he voted for Hillary Clinton, said he made a financial decision. Last year, the county declined to hold some 100 inmates wanted by the feds. Keeping them in local jails would have cost about $52,000 — a relative drop in the bucket for a county with a total annual budget of $7 billion.

In contrast, the county’s 2017 budget shows it’s counting on receiving some $355 million in federal funds — money that subsidizes elderly services, beds for the homeless, police officers and other government expenses. It’s unclear how much of that comes from the sort of grants Trump has threatened to deny sanctuary municipalities.

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8 thoughts on “Miami Mayor Hollers “Calf Rope” Following President Trump’s Arm Twisting

  1. Pingback: Miami Mayor Hollers “Calf Rope” Following President Trump’s Arm Twisting | Afro Futurism

  2. Nice graphic at the bottom.

    “because the federal government doesn’t fully reimburse the county for the expense.” The Federals are (or were) deadbeats. They have unlimited counterfeit dollars on tap via the Jewderal Reserve yet penny pinch a few bucks where they really matter – detaining alien criminals. This Obama policy was a crime in itself. E.g. perverting the course of justice.

    Florida is a good place to start draining swamps. Not real swamps of course, only the tinted people kind of corrupt swamps. I am not against gators, especially Coon eaters.

    An abo adult male was eaten by a croc just the other day. Sadly, the authorities killed the croc to salvage the body.

      • Liberals only protest their bread and butter issues. Notice how these sanctuary cities have non-White leadership positions. How anyone can live outside of Montana or Alaska is anathema to me. How can you people survive?

      • The problem for people like me is that we can’t tolerate the cold. As we say in the south, your blood thins out from living in a warm climate. Some of the people in south Texas say it’s too cold here and want to move to the Caribbean.

      • I understand that. Meanwhile where I live, there hasn’t been a day over 50 F for about 4 months now…

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