The city of Philadelphia has decided to cancel their largest Cinco de Mayo celebration due to fears of crackdowns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). TheBlaze Radio host Doc Thompson and executive producer Khal Elsebai discuss the irony of a city government canceling an event for fears of federal agents taking action against law breakers.
According to event organizer Edgar Ramirez, "Everyone is offended by the actions of ICE. They did not feel comfortable holding the event.”
"How dare they do their job," Khal joked, adding that he's pretty offended when Thompson does his job. "That's exactly why I don't," Doc responded.
Also up for discussion were the feelings of the mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, who said, “I’m devastated to hear that ICE has had such a chilling effect that Philadelphians no longer feel comfortable engaging in this public celebration.”
"They do not believe that illegal immigration is wrong. So my question always is — do you believe in open borders?" asked Doc. "As long as you've already committed the crime, it's okay."