City leaders in San Francisco, where there are more than 800,000 residents, could not be reached for comment.
Other cities and states that provide safe havens to illegal immigrants have called on the federal government to overhaul the immigration system as they evaded questions on whether they would absorb Arizona’s undocumented population.
“Congress needs to step up to the plate,” said Chris Ramirez, a spokesman for Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, who noted that Berry has publicly stated the Arizona law is a cry for the federal government to step in.
But when asked if Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico with more than 500,000 residents, would step up to the plate, Ramirez said: “Truthfully, those sorts of conversations at the mayor’s level have not happened yet.”
Ramirez said New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson would have to address any mass exodus of undocumented workers to the state.
“We don’t have the foresight to know what that would mean for our city,” he said.
When pressed on whether that meant the city was willing to take the illegals in, Ramirez said, “We’re not ready to make a statement like that.”
Why won’t liberals put their money where their mouths are and invite illegal aliens to their cities? Be out and proud San Fran! I mean, it’s tough to take you seriously about loving these fine folks and then turning your collective backs on them in their time of need.
The libs are like the people in the parable of the Good Samaritan…walking past the people in need.
That is, if they really believe the people are in need and not using this whole issue as a political tool for votes in November and to spawn more Democrats by pushing through amnesty without addressing the underlying security issues.