Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli slammed the State of New York’s Attorney General who is threatening to sue the Trump Administration.
Cuccinelli appeared on “Fox & Friends” and was responding to a threat from New York’s Attorney General Letitia Jame’s threat to “take legal action” over the President 60 day immigration ban.
“This proclamation is antithetical to everything we believe as Americans. Immigrants are working essential jobs on the frontlines of this crisis helping to keep our nation and economy moving forward,” James tweeted on Wednesday night, following the release of the order. “I stand ready to take legal action.”
In the middle of an international pandemic with record-breaking unemployment, the Democrat Attorney General of New York wants to sue the Trump Administration.
Cuccinelli said that she welcome to try but, she won’t win.
“Well, she’s welcome to lose. But, you know, [there are] essential workers in those exceptions you just identified, and there’s a reason the president put them in there because his first goal is to keep us safe, and so people working on medical response to the virus, food supply [can] still come in,” Cuccinelli said.
“It is the other folks that don’t come in and can’t enter our job pool, and can’t compete with Americans right now, at a time when we’ve gone from record low unemployment to skyrocketing unemployment claims. It’s something that the president is very concerned about,” he continued.
The order will be effective for 60 days but, it can be renewed.
“I have determined that, without intervention, the United States faces a potentially protracted economic recovery with persistently high unemployment if labor supply outpaces labor demand,” President Donald Trump wrote.
“In the administration of our Nation’s immigration system, we must be mindful of the impact of foreign workers on the United States labor market, particularly in an environment of high domestic unemployment and depressed demand for labor,” Trump wrote.
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