The liberal Milwaukee County Board’s uber liberal, Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic. wants county taxpayers to pay for a legal defense fund for illegal immigrants.
The board’s Health and Human Needs Committee this week discussed a sweeping resolution simultaneously declaring Milwaukee a “safe place” for illegal immigrants and flipping off new President Donald Trump and his executive order stripping federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration laws.
Milwaukee County will “not be bullied,” the “anti-discrimination”resolution declares.
It is a resolution of heated rhetoric, but has no teeth.
So Dimitrijevic authored a substitute resolution with a provision that calls for the establishment of a legal defense fund to be used by the county to defend immigrants who face deportation. It also demands the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department refuse to assist the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in enforcing immigration law. In other words, it asks the sheriff to break the law.