How does one respond to such a suggestion? New Haven, Connecticut Mayor John DeStefano (D) is asking the state to allow their city to include illegal alien votes in municipal elections. New Haven is notably a sanctuary city for illegal aliens, as they are welcomed by the mayor and provided ID cards to illegals starting in the summer of 2007 using a private grant.
Imagine this. You own a business on a street where a illegal aliens tend to congregate. Illegal aliens – and probably some U.S. citizens – hang out there in hopes of someone driving by and offering them a few hours of work.
These gathering places have developed from coast to coast. Since many of these day laborers work construction and landscape jobs, they tend to hang out near big-box retailers like Home Depot and Lowes.
Now imagine your town passing an ordinance that requires you – the law abiding business owner – to construct a building that provides shelter, bathrooms, trash cans, drinking water, Internet access, English tutoring, free long distance calls, a copy machine and a Western Union office to the day laborers. Read more
The open borders advocates – who not only welcome illegal aliens but encourage them to steal public services – have almost won another battle. The Hartford City Council passed an ordinance last night – written about last month here at Conservative247 – that bars the Hartford Police Department from inquiring about immigration status.
I say almost won since Hartford’s mayor, Eddie Perez, has not signed the ordinance into law yet. There is still time to get your point of view heard. Read more
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Not to be outdone by New Haven, a sanctuary city that will issue a city ID no-questions-asked, Hartford, Connecticut is considering an ordinance that will prevent the Hartford Police Department’s law enforcement officers from arresting or detaining illegal aliens that have administrative (non-criminal) warrants.
Yes, read that again. Even if ICE has tagged these criminals for deportation, this ordinance prevents police officers in Hartford from holding them and contacting the Feds for a pick-up. As far as the Hartford City Council is concerned, it’s a federal problem and they don’t want to have anything to do with it.
So much for inter-agency cooperation. Read more