During a MSNBC interview on Tuesday former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized sanctuary cities for not enforcing federal immigration laws. Bloomberg said that instead of ignoring federal laws these cities should work with legislatures to change immigration laws.

When asked by panelist Steve Rattner how he would handle the sanctuary city issue Bloomberg responded, "You cannot, Steve, have everybody deciding which laws they should obey. The law is the law."

"You should obey the law and if you don't like the law, get your legislative body to change the law. But society breaks down if we can all decide what's right and what's wrong,” he continued.

Bloomberg has been a long time advocate for expanding legal immigration and helped found Partnership for a New American Economy, a coalition of business leaders and big city mayors who support amnesty and higher immigration levels.

New York City has become a sanctuary city under the current mayor Bill de Blasio and he has said he will take the Trump administration to court if they cut federal funding.

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Updated: Tue, May 9th 2017 @ 12:55pm EDT