This is astounding.
Let’s be clear. If this is true, a man who is running for president of the United States, tried to help people in the country illegally evade a federal agency.
This should be disqualifying.
FOX News reports:
Buttigieg reportedly helped create a phone tree to alert families about ICE raids
South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg reportedly helped create an alert system that would notify families if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided his residents’ homes or businesses.
The “phone tree,” according to The Daily Beast on Wednesday, was one of several actions Buttigieg took to protect illegal immigrants in his town. Phone trees consist of an automated calling system that helps spread messages quickly and efficiently.
Those would presumably help alert immigrants to the type of surprise raids that resulted in nearly 700 arrests in Mississippi.
His approach to immigration came under legal scrutiny when Judicial Watch, a right-leaning organization, sued the city over a “Community Resident Card” program that Buttigieg reportedly developed with the help of La Casa, a left-wing, pro-immigration group.
The program allowed residents to open bank accounts, fill prescriptions, and use public services without fear that authorities would find out their immigration status. Buttigieg specifically partnered with local businesses on the program and directed utilities and other services to accept the cards as a valid form of identification.
And while Buttigieg is campaigning for president, South Bend – the city he is in charge of – is going to hell.
From FOX News:
South Bend cops warn city becoming ‘Wild West’ amid spate of shootings, rift with Buttigieg
As Mayor Pete Buttigieg was hitting the presidential campaign trail in Iowa last weekend, back home in South Bend, Ind., the city was plagued by a spate of shootings – with police officers warning of plummeting morale and a worsening situation on the ground.
“It’s crazy, it’s like the Wild West out there,” South Bend Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Harvey Mills told Fox News in an interview Tuesday, suggesting criminals are taking advantage of a demoralized and short-staffed police department.
Three people were shot early Sunday on the west side of the city, in what was described as a “very large crime scene.” Police said more than 67 shots were fired by multiple shooters. WNDU reported that two men suffered a chest and an arm injury, respectively, and were taken to the hospital. Another man later walked into the hospital with a hand injury.
How is Buttigieg supposed to run the nation if he can’t run a small city?