Perez signs sanctuary city ordinance

Eddie Perez, mayor of Hartford, Conn., has just signed the city ordinance mentioned here and here. No replies to my e-mails, and The Hartford Courant continues to ignore the issue; comments are turned off for today’s story.

Hartford is on it’s way to becoming a sanctuary city for sure.

Here’s one councilman that should be thrown out of office…

City Councilman Luis Cotto, of the Working Families Party, introduced the bill and was surprised to hear from reporters that Perez had signed it.

That said, Cotto was pleased.

The new ordinance simply puts into the law what is already police procedure, Cotto said.

“We’re just jumping on the side of saying, ‘Hey, this is not our jurisdiction. Hartford has way too many things to worry about,'” Cotto said.

“If you are a law abiding resident of the City of Hartford, you should have no fear of reporting a crime to police and you should be able to utilize the city’s services,” he said. “People are here. We can’t do anything about that.”

What percentage of the criminals in Hartford are illegal aliens?

“Our obligation to comply with federal law has not changed,” Perez said in a press release Monday. “The ordinance requires that the police notify federal authorities if an arrestee turns out to be undocumented. It also requires that city employees deny any federally-funded services to illegal immigrants if required to do so under federal law.”

Oh really? Here is a link to the final ordinance signed by Perez. I can not find the statement where it requires the HPD to notify federal authorities if an arrestee turns out to be illegal, but here’s the section that really ticks me off.

No person shall be detained solely on the belief that he or she is not present legally in the United States, or that he or she has committed a civil immigration violation. There is no general obligation for a police officer to contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding any person.

Hartford police officers shall not make arrests or detain individuals based on administrative warrants for removal entered by ICE into the National Crime Information Center database, including administrative immigration warrants for persons with outstanding removal, deportation or exclusion orders. Enforcement of the civil provisions of United States immigration law is the responsibility of Federal immigration officials.

So much for agency cooperation. What happens if an illegal alien – interviewed and let go by the HPD – kills someone? Who takes the responsibility Perez?

Will you?

4 replies
  1. Terry
    Terry says:

    Hartford is doomed.  The minority seats that are required by law were usually held by people who opposed the leftists on the city council.  Now two of them are occupied by the WFP which is as far left as you can get.  The city council is now %100 percent liberal.  The city is under curfew and the illegals are flocking in.

    Cotto is one of two new councilmen who ran on the "Working Families Party" ticket.

    People need to understand who the WFP is and what they party stands for.   They are the WORST of the WORST!

    WFP endorsed the racist NYC Councilman Charles Barron.  Barron was publicly quoted as saying, "I want to go up to the closest white person and say, 'You can't understand this, it's a black thing,' and then slap him, just for my mental health."   How nice.

    They are a front group for ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) which by some accounts is an anarchist group.

    Read about ACORN.

    "Largest radical group in America, with 175,000 dues-paying member families, and more than 850 chapters in 70 US cities

    Implicated in numerous reports of fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams during the 2004 election

    In 1998, ACORN founded the Working Families Party in New York, which endorses candidates for political office."

  2. Terry
    Terry says:

    Oh, and as for the issue with The Hartford Courant disabling comments on their blog.  It seems that this is the case with all stories relating to Hartford. 

    Looks like they gave into pressure from the Stalinst Mayor and his cronies. 

    So much for freedom of speech.

  3. Terry
    Terry says:

    One more afterthought.

    It's interesting that the city will not detain illegal aliens but they have decided to detain law abiding citizens due to a citywide curfew.

    The month long curfew was enacted to get kids off of the streets after 9 P.M.  This is just another case of the government taking the place of the parents who should make sure their kids are home by then.  

    This was a response to a mass shooting incident last week at the West Indian Day Parade.  The shooting took one life, and injured numerous others including several children.  One seven, and another seventeen MONTHS old!  A total of eleven people were shot that day.

    As usual, the shooter was out on bail, parole, or early release, or something

    By the way.  The shooting took place in broad daylight, in an area that was saturated with police officers.  A curfew wouldn't have made any difference.

    The libs who run the city and state are soft on criminals, letting them roam the streets to rape, murder and pillage.  Meanwhile, they have no problem restricting the rights of law abiding citizens by declaring martial law.

    Great job liberals.

  4. Jay
    Jay says:

    You go Mayor Perez!  I'm sure the influx of jobless illegal aliens will help solve the crime problem Hartford.  Right?

    Jay —

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