(Hartford, Connecticut) Hartford has been a de facto sanctuary city for illegals for some time and now a city ordinance is before Mayor Eddie Perez to sign, formalizing specific protections for illegal aliens.
The ordinance prohibits police from arresting or detaining illegals in accordance with an immigration warrant and prohibits any city employee from asking about immigration status.
Although Perez has said he supports the concept behind the ordinance, it is not clear whether he will sign it.
He has maintained that an order issued by Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts in March that said city police would not make immigration arrests unless there was also a criminal investigation was adequate.
In a letter to the council Monday, Perez expressed concern about "codifying standards for internal police matters in the city code."
It probably doesn't matter whether Perez signs or not. Hartford is already recognized as a sanctuary city.
Frankly, if law enforcers are going to prosecute employers who lure illegals into the U.S., it would make sense to also go after the officials of sanctuary cities for the same reason.
"...city police would not make immigration arrests unless there was also a criminal investigation was adequate." Such grammar, it seems like an illegal wrote this. And since when is it not a crime for foreign nationals to be here without written permission from our government?
And what is an "immigration" arrest? Why are immigrants being arrested; arrest illegal aliens for goodness sake.
Finally, the ACLU rushed into Hazelton screaming that cities have no authority in federal matters. Where are they in this case? And all sanctuary city situations?
Posted by: ken pope on August 13, 2008 12:37 PM