New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has all but announced his intentions to run for president in 2020, and is doing everything he can to move away from his earlier stance as an establishment Democrat and adopt more of the Bernie Sanders/#Resist positions.
On Friday, he wrote an opinion article in the New York Daily News stating he will defy the federal government’s attempts to clamp down on illegal immigration and will make New York a safe haven law breakers.
“That’s why in New York we are reaffirming our commitment to protecting immigrants’ rights,” Cuomo wrote. “And that’s why each new effort by the federal government to ban our immigrant sisters and brothers will be met by a redoubling of our commitment to support and protect them. Because, after all, we are them.”
Ironically, neither Andrew nor his father Mario are immigrants from Italy.
Cuomo then touted that he was spending tens-of-millions of taxpayer dollars on protecting unauthorized immigrants from deportation by giving them legal assistance — not to mention the billions more the government spends on other services, from education to healthcare, for undocumented residents.