NYC mayor: We’ll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry


NYC mayor: We’ll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry

“We will sue to block it,” the New York Mayor said at New York City’s Cooper Union Monday, according to the New York Daily News. “We will use all the tools at our disposal to stand up for our people,” added de Blasio, who backed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “[We must] always be proud of our values.”

De Blasio called on listeners to organize “issue by issue” with other Americans and halt Trump’s policies they disagree with…The mayor also reiterated he would not allow the New York Police Department to be used for deporting undocumented immigrants. De Blasio noted his government would provide expanded legal aid for undocumented immigrants in New York City facing such deportations.

A top ally of Trump’s said last week that the Republican is mulling a national registry for immigrants from Muslim countries or nations with significant terrorism struggles. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), an immigration hard-liner who is advising Trump, said the billionaire’s transition policy advisers are weighing such a database. Trump’s transition team has since repeatedly denied that the registry would be based on religion. Reince Priebus, Trump’s future chief of staff, on Sunday pledged the administration would not register people based on their faith.


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