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time. I am a 46yr inhabitant of the Vancouver/Portland area. Portland, O is one of !" sanctuary cities with in the #$A.
In my observations throu%h &hone callin% and 'uestion as(in%, every town in Ore%on, that I have communicated with, indicated it is there &olicy to not ta(e action towards a &ersons immi%ration status. It is my conclusion, since every &hone called town in Ore%on demonstrates this behavior, the entire state of Ore%on is a sanctuary state. #&on this conclusion I decided to call to other states and in'uire about there &olicies. )ashin%ton follows the Ore%on &recedence, as do many others. )ith clarity *his &recedence has been constructed and im&lemented at the national level. I believe +arlos ,eliu is one of the secret masters behind this contract. It is 'uite clear there is a secret -e.ican//atin invasion ta(e over bein% conducted, silently with out %uns. *hese invaders are layin% sie%e to our wor( force and consumin% our social service benefits. *hey are overloadin% the infrastructure and de&letin% the accounts. *hey have undermined and wea(ened our national wor( force, by committin% fraud undercuttin% 0ob values. -ost of the -e.ican and /atino’s who under cut &rices, are able to do so because they are all involved in traffic(in% mari0uana or serious &roblem dru%s li(e metham&hetamine. *he &rofit %enerated from the dru% traffic, is the off set for the &rice undercut. *o ma(e matters worse, our mayor allowed and funded the o&enin% of an 1I//23A/ AI/I24 )O 5 +24*2 1 In the middle of downtown Portland. *hese two conditions have created a construction, industry wide devaluation. *hose of us closest to the source are the most disadvanta%ed. *his devaluation is a direct disenfranchisement to all of us, who in %ood faith, entered into cor&orate and license contracts. )hen we entered into these contracts, we e.&ected that for our will full com&liance and tariffs, and entry into sub0u%ation, we would be benefactors, but have instead become victims. It is my o&inion that the master cor&oration who resides on the land, has not delivered any benefit or &rotection to us, there for, are in contractual default. and the re%ulators, with out &ro&er re&resentation, a&&ly our re%istration fee monies to fund le%islation, that creates more un0ustified statutory restrictions and use limitations, based on incom&etent bo%us or fraudulent &remise. this condition has created a disadvanta%e, hardshi& and a 6disenfranchisement1 of all residential construction contractors. I intend to ta(e these &olicies and there su&&orters to tas( with class action. *hey owe it to us to fi. this &roblem and restore the values of our industry or retrain us and com&ensate us for our in0ury and losses, and restore and return our stolen e'uity.
Our bill of ri%hts are bein% deni%rated, and it is u& to us to do dili%ence and &rotect them, or tacitly acce&t there loss.
A sanctuary city is a term given to a city in the United States that follows certain practices that protect illegal immigrants. These practices can be by law (de jure) or they can be by habit (de facto). The term generally applies to cities that do not allow municipal funds or resources to be used to enforce federal immigration laws, usually by not allowing police or municipal employees to in uire about one!s immigration status. The designation has no legal meaning."#$
+ities in the #nited $tates be%an desi%natin% themselves as sanctuary cities durin% the !7"8s.9!: *hey are )ashin%ton, ;.+.< 4ew =or( +ity< /os An%eles< +hica%o< $an >rancisco< $anta Ana< $an ;ie%o< $alt /a(e +ity< Phoeni.< ;allas< ,ouston< Austin< ;etroit< ?ersey +ity< -innea&olis< -iami< ;enver< @altimore< $eattle< Portland, Ore%on< 4ew ,aven, +onnecticut< and Portland, -aine. *hese cities have ado&ted AsanctuaryA ordinances bannin% city em&loyees and &olice officers from as(in% &eo&le about their immi%ration status.9B:9C:
The %llegal %mmigration &eform and %mmigrant &esponsibility Act of #''( addressed the relationship between the federal government and local governments. )inor crimes, such as shoplifting, became grounds for possible deportation. "*$ Additionally, the legislation outlawed cities! bans against municipal wor+ers! reporting persons! immigration status to federal authorities. ",$ Section -./(g) ma+es it possible for state and local law enforcement personnel to enter into agreements with the federal government to be trained in immigration enforcement and, subse uent to such training, to enforce immigration law. 0owever, it provides no general power for immigration enforcement by state and local authorities."($ This provision was implemented by local and state authorities in five states, 1alifornia, Ari2ona, Alabama, 3lorida and 4orth
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One angry man stands at Portland day la or center y !nna "riffin# $he Oregonian $%esday &eptem er 09# 2008# '0:00 P( Bruce Ely / The Oregonian Tom Wenning says he speaks for a quiet majority of Oregonians when he protests outside Portland's day la orer hiring site! "e stands mostly silent watch outside the center# snapping pictures of people who hire workers! "e sends the photos to federal and state authorities# although neither generally enforce laws against hiring illegal immigrants! Tom Wenning admits he's an angry man! "e has ample cause$ The rief prison stint he did in the late %&'(s! The multiple marriages! The motorcycle accident last year that cost him most of his left leg! But those aren't the reasons Wenning is furious these days# they aren't what's dri)ing him to protest se)eral mornings a week outside Portland's new ta*payer+sponsored day la orer hiring center# to risk arrest and assault and get randed as a racist! Wenning# quietly intense until he gets really worked up# thinks illegal immigration is wrong! "e also thinks the city is promoting it y gi)ing day la orers# many of them undocumented workers# a place to seek work! . . says Wenning# -(! .They are making it easy for them to stay here! They are ena ling them to reak the law#.Of course that makes me mad! That should make e)eryone who cares a out our city and our country mad!.o he's out there e)ery few days# a lone figure in a white T+shirt and lue jeans# sign in hand and camera at the ready! )ay la or center .
more than once# ut not more than > can count on one hand!.> was stupid#.$he asics: Portland spent /0((#((( to open a hiring site for day la orers! 1ost of the men who show up each day to the fenced+in parking lot on 1artin 2uther 3ing 4r! Boule)ard are 2atino! 5ational studies ha)e shown that as many as '6 percent of day la orers are undocumented! $he ac*gro%nd: 1ore than -6 7!.er)ice# >mmigration and ?ustoms Enforcement and the Oregon @epartment of <e)enue! 1ost contractors ha)e taken the sheet without comment# or told Wenning some )ariation of .ciences 7ni)ersity and the West "ills! Before the motorcycle accident# he read utility meters for a li)ing and spent much of his free time turning the ig# sunny ackyard into a pri)ate oasis! "e fell off the ike =pril 0&# 0(('! Wenning and some uddies were riding through Bifford Pinchot 5ational Corest when they came to a end in the road! Wenning leaned into the cur)e# ut the e*haust system on his "arley hit the pa)ement! The ike ounced up and Wenning rolled down a ra)ine! "e roke his collar one# cracked se)en ri s and suffered two pel)ic fractures! "is left leg was so mangled surgeons cut it off just a o)e the knee! @octors kept him in a coma for three weeks and in the hospital for %(! When he came out# as he learned to walk again with a prosthetic leg# he threw himself into the immigration de ate! . = few ha)e yelled at him# gestured or called him a racist! One guy# he says# tossed hot coffee at his face! ?ity "all types write him off as an anti+immigration kook! The town's leading right+wing )oices em race him as a hero! But like the immigration de ate itself# the truth is more complicated! = self+proclaimed li eral# Wenning says he disagrees with conser)ati)e commentator 2ars 2arson and his fans on almost e)ery issue e*cept this one! "e says he recently switched his party affiliation from <epu lican to @emocrat to support Barack O ama! "e's hung large color photos of himself marching against the war in >raq and President Bush's foreign policy in his laundry room! +e has time to protest Wenning grew up poor in Ohio with his grandparents ut mo)ed to Oregon efore his senior year in high school in %&-6 to li)e with his father! "e ounced around the Pacific 5orthwest for a while# working for Boeing and holding other assorted odd jo s! >n the late %&'(s# he says# he spent si* months in prison for rape! >t was . "e and his current wife# a community college teacher# ha)e een together more than a decade and share a house in southeast Portland! = ig picture window offers impressi)e )iews of Oregon "ealth A . he says! .mind your own usiness!.uper Bowl . Workers' <ights Education Project# ensure that workers recei)e at least /%( an hour! They also keep track of complaints against employers who fail to pay or otherwise mistreat the workers! Whene)er a potential employer arri)es at the hiring site# he snaps pictures of them and their license plate! =s they lea)e# he approaches ++ limping on his prosthetic leg ++ and hands them a piece of paper e*plaining that he'll e sending his photos to the >nternal <e)enue . "e's een married# he says# .unday# he got drunk and committed date rape# he says! .> did my time and stopped drinking! > cleaned up my life!.! cities offer day la orers some kind of hiring center! 1ayor Tom Potter promoted the idea during his 0((8 campaign! Organi9ers of the center# run y the :O.
=P!E <ather# he's een growing steadily more frustrated with the federal go)ernment's ina ility to police the orders and local go)ernment's refusal to help enforce the laws! "iring undocumented workers is against federal law# although crackdowns are rare! 7p to '6 percent of day la orers across the country are here illegally# according to a joint 0((. 2ast year# 1ayor Tom Potter slammed the federal go)ernment after immigration agents raided the Cresh @el 1onte Produce plant in .> had always cared a out it#. he says! . .chool! Wenning has no sympathy for any of the arguments in fa)or of allowing the immigrants to stay and work! "e disagrees# for e*ample# that they're taking low+skill# low+paying construction and landscaping jo s that white people don't want! . Potter saw the day la orer center as a human+rights issue# where go)ernment should show compassion y gi)ing low+wage# often+e*ploited workers a safe place to gather! Police who work the streets of the central eastside and near y usiness owners supported the idea ecause they hoped it would mo)e the workers# who gather e)ery morning near East Burnside# off the streets! But so far# the center hasn't een the success organi9ers predicted! &everal t%ssles ens%e Plenty of workers show up each morning! The employers# howe)er# still seem to prefer making anonymous pickups on side streets! Wenning thinks his solo protests ha)e scared them off! ?enter organi9ers downplay the impact of one guy holding a homemade sign and say it's just going to take more time for employers to see the enefits of using the center! On 4une %'# the site's second day# Wenning plopped himself down in the center's dri)eway and was quickly arrested for disorderly conduct! = 1ultnomah ?ounty judge fined him /6((! 5ow he stays . in his case means firming up the country's orders so no one can sneak across and anyone here illegally# caught and sent home =. he says! .=fter that# > knew > had to do something#.>t's not a racial thing! >t's common sense#.study y professors at 7?2=# the 7ni)ersity of >llinois at ?hicago and the 5ew .<eform#..But all of a sudden# > had the time to do something!. he says! .We don't ha)e the natural resources to support all these people! We don't ha)e the infrastructure! We don't ha)e enough jo s! White people could do this work if there weren't all these illegals here doing them under the ta le for a lot less than anyone should get paid!.t! 4ohns! Then the mayor and the ?ity ?ouncil )oted unanimously to spend /0((#((( to start the day la orer center! Wenning testified during the three+hour de ate last spring and says he couldn't elie)e city leaders ignored his questions! .To go and speak and reali9e that they'd already made up their minds! > took it )ery personally!.r%strated y inaction Wenning says there's no one incident in his life that made him so passionate a out immigration reform! D.
#hicago. Workers' <ights Education Project# which runs the center! = judge will hear the city's motion to dismiss the case ne*t month! Wenning says his wife worries a out his safety# and he's called police to report harassing phone calls at home! "e laughs off those concerns# although he does wonder whether his acti)ism and the attention it's drawn could keep him from getting a jo when his disa ility runs out in two years! E)en so# Wenning says# it's worth the risk! "e elie)es he speaks for a silent majority of Oregonians who think the city is wrong! "e's just the only one with the time ++ and anger ++ to show up day after day to tell the world! -. San $iego for political reasons. os !ngeles. "e wants a judge to order the site shut down! ?ity attorneys say all the council did was gi)e money to the :O. which policy in those cities prohibited the local police from cooperating at all with federal immigration authorities%" CONDOLEEZA RICE: "& do not believe & was aware of that'" . "ouston. annagriffinGnews!oregonian!com From 9/11 Commission hearings: COMMISSIONER JOHN LEHMAN: "Were you aware that it was the US government established policy not to question or oppose the sanctuary policies of New York.har oring illegal immigrants!.Anna Griffin.across the street on the corner of the >nterstate F8 o)erpass! Early morning traffic rushes y as he stands silent watch! The sidewalk ounces when ig trucks rum le past! Behind the fence# the workers keep a steady eye on him while they wait! They know who he is and why he's there! = few ha)e tussled with him! "e says they')e roken two of his cameras! Police ha)e responded to his complaints four times# records show# although they made no arrests! Wenning has filed a lawsuit against the city# claiming Potter and other ?ity ?ouncil mem ers are )iolating federal law y .
or violates their visa restrictions 99 heGshe is not an immigrant or visitor. The policies also end the distinction between legal and illegal immigration99so illegal aliens often benefit from city services too. city. 1alifornia. city administrator. or administrative action99general or special orders.enerally. Since that time. or other city official complain to the press that illegal aliens were arrested by %1BF These statements and actions are indicators that an informal (unwritten) sanctuary policy may e@ist in a community. the mayor of San 3rancisco.Sanctuary Cities: What are they? By Steve Salvi (Last revised 1-14-09) 8espite a #''( federal law "the %llegal %mmigration &eform and %mmigrant &esponsibility Act ( %%&%&A )$ that re uires local governments to cooperate with 8epartment of 0omeland Security!s %mmigration and 1ustoms Bnforcement (%1B). 6ne justification of creating sanctuary cities is often under the guise of protecting >immigrant rights. A formal sanctuary policy is a written policy that may have been passed by a local government body in the form of a resolution.avin 4ewsom. service. many large urban cities (and some small) have adopted so9called >sanctuary policies. sanctuary policies instruct city employees not to notify the federal government of the presence of illegal aliens living in their communities. Some politicians attempt to appease illegal immigration support groups who lobby local governments to . and maintain their legal presence. which become subject to public records re uests. the mayor has bac+trac+ed after news organi2ations began e@posing how the city administration!s policy has protected illegal aliens. is publici2ing the fact that San 3rancisco is a sanctuary for illegal aliens. <hy do public officials pass sanctuary laws or establish unwritten >don!t as+99don!t tell> policiesF There are a variety of reasons..> :ut illegal aliens are not immigrants 99 immigrants come to the US legally. ?ublicity about re9offending illegal aliens in Daty. 0ere is )ayor 4ewsom!s official April. The 6rder limits state employee ability to report the presence of illegal aliens.g. or departmental policies. press release for San 3rancisco!s Sanctuary 1ity 6utreach ?rogram. township. A local government!s (e. An informal sanctuary policy is more difficult to document since no public record e@ists. 8id a mayor of a town hire illegal alien day laborers for a city projectF 8oes a mayor. which some people claim has resulted in many illegal aliens coming to )aine see+ing public benefits and valid )aine drivers licenses which can be used to drive in other states. village. A city with an informal sanctuary policy can however be evidenced in other ways.> in -55*. has also put pressure on that city!s administration to rethin+ it!s sanctuary policy99at least for felons. or county) interaction with illegal aliens can evidence an >unwritten> sanctuary policy.> . including gang members that were committing serious crimes in San 3rancisco and elsewhere. -55. The . . or safety). ordinance. <hen a person is illegally smuggled into the U. does the police department contact %1B after determining that a driver involved in a misdemeanor traffic stop is an illegal alien or are they let go with no call to %1BF Statements and actions by public official can indicate a community!s unwritten policy. 4ews reports can also shed light on a local government unwritten policies. but an illegal alien subject to deportation.overnor of )aine instituted an B@ecutive 6rder entitled >An 6rder 1oncerning Access to State Services :y All Bntitled )aine &esidents. TE.S. 3ormal sanctuary cities are the easiest to identify because they put their sanctuary policies in writing. An informal sanctuary policy is a policy that does not e@ist on paper but none9the9less is carried out by government wor+ers (administrative. 3or e@ample.
List of US Sanctuary Cities* *Note: Not all listings ha e !een independently confir"ed !y #$$%&C.#9 *9-55.aily $tar. and 677?A1 will ma+e note of the dispute and attempt to verify.ona • • 1handler.omeland $ecurityEs Immi%ration and +ustoms 2nforcement A%ency.GA5G5/. +A +ity of Industry. SourcesH 7udicial <atchJ Bast =alley Tribune article. +A FAdded !!H!BH8G. AriKona . Cou are encouraged to perform additional research regarding the status of your own city. %f you believe a city should not be listed. -55( ) )esa.City • • • &las-a Anchora%e F6/!C/8G +on%ressional esearch $erviceI S F*he city of Fairbanks is under review for removal from the $anctuary +ities list due to the city councilEs &assa%e of a resolution su&&ortin% a formal reco%nition of its coo&eration with the . *he city of >airban(s had &reviously been listed due its desi%nation as a sanctuary city by the +on%ressional esearch $ervice. not necessarily when it became (or allegedly became) a sanctuary city. +A +ity of +ommerce. &ri.)K Phoeni. AI (Added .> The list was last updated onH '(')(*+ State.I • • California • • • • @ell 3ardens. +A . O??PA+ than(s the +ity of >airban(s for ta(in% &ositive ste&s to clarify its com&liance with federal law.. $ourceL !!H!!H8G story by @rady -c+ombs. please send an email. *he city has dis&uted its listin%. 6ther notations may indicate the source of information. AI (Added #59#. +A +y&ress.95'. -55/. Some sanctuary cities may not have yet been identified and therefore not listed below.e&artment of . AP *ucson. 1ities without a date were added prior to )ay. The presence of illegal aliens in a city does not necessarily indicate that a city is a >sanctuary city. 1ongressional &esearch Service &eport. $ee note below. Adjacent dates represent when a city was added to the list. >airban(s will li(ely be removed from the list and then its enforcement statistics will be monitored for com&liance. *he +ityEs resolution and a final decision will be &osted soon.
/in( esearch $erviceI F6/!C/8G +on%ressional esearch $erviceI $o.owney. +A 4ational +ity. documented by 5$@) newsI F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI Colorado . 3ate.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • . $ourceL 4/BJ/8G story by 5+@$ G48 A-. +A 4orwal(. +A $an ?ose.ie%o. +A )ilmin%ton. +A /os An%eles. +A /ynwood.avis +A . +A /a(ewood. +A )atsonville. reader submitted / 7/J/8" /istin% dis&uted by the city administrationS $ee addl. FAdded 6/G/8G. +A $an @ernardino. +A F+on%ressional /on% @each.notesI $an . +A here. +A -aywood. documented by 5$@) newsI F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI esearch $erviceI F6/!C/8G +on%ressional $anta -aria. +A $anta +ruK. +A Oa(land.I Paramount. +a. +A Pico ivera. +A F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI FAdded J/C8/8G. +A Vernon. +A F!!H!"H8" $ubmitted research from local activist/ /istin% dis&uted by the city administrationI $onoma +ounty. +A >resno. +A -ontebello. +A $an >rancisco. +A FAdded "HBGH8G. +A FAdded J/C8/8G.
/lorida • • • 8eLeon Springs. 3L 8eltona. -ass. 3A.uran%o. +O >ederal . +* cards to ille%al aliensI FAdded 6/4/8G. +O >ort +ollins.alton. I/ +icero. !BH!7H8"I 2assachusetts • +ambrid%e. +O .ei%hts.alton. I/ F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI F6/!C/8G +on%ressional esearch $erviceI F6/!C/8G +on%ressional esearch $erviceI 1ansas • )ichita F$ourceL Police de&artment &olicy e. I/ 2vanston. 6/!"/8G /istin% dis&uted as inaccurate by the +ity of . *V 4ews "L +ity council votes BJH! to issue I. GA (Added 5/30/07. +O FAdded 6/C/8G.aven. >/ Georgia • .&osed after the death of /ola ?ayne. 5$4 *VHC. 3l -iami.• • • • • • • • • Aurora. F$ourceL @oston 3lobe. I 0llinois • • • +hica%o. +urrently bein% researched. +O )estminster. documented by readerI F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI esearch $erviceI F6/!C/8G +on%ressional Connecticut • 4ew . +O +ommerce +ity.enver. +O . +O /afayette. >irst &assed resolution in !7"JI . +O *hornton.
+ity claims it is not a sanctuary city< O??PA+ has re'uested a co&y of city &olicies. !H!7H8"I *a(oma Par(. -.is&uted.t of sanctuary &olicy. -ass.I Ne3 $ersey • • • +amden. )% 2innesota ((G#AG5/ 1ongressional &esearch Service) ((G#AG5/ 1ongressional &esearch Service) • • • -innea&olis.+. -4 F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI )orthin%ton. -. 4? FAdded JHC8H8GI . 4? . F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI FAdded !HB8H8". Immi%rant . ainier. $&rin%field F6/!C/8G +on%ressional F.I Orleans.ecutive Order in B884IS 2aryland • • • • @altimore. B886I Ne ada • eno FAdded JHC!H8G< BH!"H8" .. -. 4? FAdded in B88G< latest sourceL +amden.avenM. -ass.is&utedI esearch $erviceI 2aine • • Portland FAdded J/C!/8G 4oteL -aine resident re&orted that Portland city council &assed sanctuary le%islationI $tate of -aine FAdded J/C!/8G 4oteL 3overnor of -aine initiated de facto &rotections for ille%als by 2.ecember.• • • +helsea.i%htstown. FAddedL "H!4H8G $ourceL +helsea %overnment website with te. F e&orted that +ity ordinance &assed some B8 years a%o< +on%ressional esearch $erviceI 2ichigan • • Ann Arbor. )% 8etroit. $ourceL *he )ashin%ton . -4 FAdded JHC8H8G 4oteL *his is where a $wift &lant was raided by I+2 in . Paul. -4 $t.aminer. 3aithersbur%. -. 2. @y /auren >eeney. GH!6H8"I >ort /ee. City Pa"er. -t.
4? *renton. 4) ((G#AG5/ 1ongressional &esearch ServiceJ . 4? )est 4ew =or(. 4) ((G#AG5/ 1ongressional &esearch Service) Santa 3e. 4= North Carolina • • 1arrboro. 4= FAdded GHBJH8GI #niondale. 4? FAdded 6HCH8GI Ne3 2e4ico • • • Albu uer ue. 4= +entral Isli&.• • • • • • ?ersey +ity. 4= $hirly/-astic. 4? 4orth @er%en. 4? #nion +ity. 41 (Added ##9#-95/ SourceH Towns differ on illegal aliens by Patrick inn! T"e #ews $ %bserver) +harlotte. 4? 4ewar(. 4= 4ew =or( +ity. 4= >armin%ville. 4) Ne3 5or((G#AG5/ 1ongressional &esearch Service) • • • • • • • • • • @ay $hore. 4= )estbury. 4= $&rin% Valley Villa%e.9#*95/ D6:9T= * Byewitness 4ews report) &io Ariba 1ounty. 41 (Added ##9#-95/ SourceH Towns differ on illegal aliens by Patrick inn! T"e #ews $ %bserver) 1hapel 0ill. 4+ • . 4= @rentwood. 4= iverhead.
G#5G5/ 1olumbus 8ispatch article stating illegal aliens in misdemeanor cases are not reported to %1B) Lima. *O +hannelview. *O .• • • • +hatham +ounty.G5/ SourceH . O Portland. *O . 4+ FAdded !H!4H87 $ourceL Chatham re#ects immi$ration "ro$ram% The News & ObserverI . *O 2l +eniKo. 60 (/9#'95/ SourceH /9#.allas. 4oteH 1ity administration opposes 1ounty Sheriff!s efforts to remove illegal aliens. *O @aytown. O -arion +ounty.95/ 1leveland Scene article) #-laho"a • • 6+lahoma 1ity *ulsa &olicy.95. 4+ alei%h )instonH$alem F6/!C/8G +on%ressional esearch $erviceI #hio • • 1olumbus. O 3aston. O (.)orth.I (de facto) F6HCH8G 4oteL *ulsa city council is discussin% chan%in% its sanctuary #regon • • • • • State of 6regon K Ashland. 60 (Added #59-. 60 (/G.enton. *O F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI F6H!CH8G /ocal reader observationI F6H!CH8G /ocal reader observationI F6H!CH8G +on%ressional esearch $erviceI .) • ?ainesville.9'95/ 1ongressional &esearch Service) K(See note below) F"H7H8G +on%ressional F"H7H8G +on%ressional F"H7H8G +on%ressional esearch $erviceI esearch $erviceI esearch $erviceI 6e4as • • • • • • • • Austin. *O >t.urham. *O @rownsville.
VA (Added #59(95.. =AK '95/) >airfa. *O F+on%ressional F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI esearch $erviceI F6H!CH8G eader/resident observationI Utah • • Provo. 1A ((G-(G5/ 8isputed by city. )A FAdded J/C8/8G< +on%ressional esearch $erviceI Wisconsin • -adison. --*( adopted #59 FAdded 6/C/8GI Washington • $eattle. 8es)oines9&egister) :ridgeton. VA Vir%inia @each. *O Port Arthur.$ (Added (9A95/) "/9-/95/ 8isputed by a reputed farm wor+er advocate. )I F+on%ressional esearch $erviceI Wyo"ing • ?ac(son . SourceH 1ity &esolution 4o. see . #* 7irginia • • • Ale@andria. by 4igel 8uara. *O 5aty.ouston.) 8es)oines. )= Washington8 9:C: Cities under re ie3 8iamond :ar. %A (Added ##9-. 47 note below. +ounty. *O -callen. #* $alt /a(e +ity. 1urrently being researched to verify.95/ SourceH Pro&osal seeks banning i''igration raids in ()*..ole.• • • • • . *O /aredo.
$ Watch List Cities Note: 6his is a ne3 list started . *4 F$ourceL 7HB6H8" eaderI )hitehouse. O. 4? +lar( +ounty.endersonville. O.in%ton. being researched. O. 5= sanctuary cityI )orcester. 4C "8isputed.?ee+s+ill. O. The sheriff has arrested illegal aliens wor+ing in city buildings (as contract wor+ers for a private cleaning company). O.: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • $anta -aria. TE "4oteH The Sanctuary status of San Antonio is disputed. Ari2ona )esa Ari2ona has been added as a sanctuary city list because of its reported >don!t as+ don!t tell policy> and criticism by the local sheriff that the city is not enforcing the law. reportedly after the city police department refused to investigate complaints of illegal hires by a whistleblower.(')(*< and 3as updated on '*(==(*. /ima. *4 Portland. $&rin%field. *4 F$ourceL 7HB6H8" eaderI Sanctuary Cities8 US&: &dditional Notes )esa. O. F$ourceL !!H!BH8G $ubmitted by local resident who claims it is a F$ourceL "H!4H8G )orcester *ele%ramI F$ourceL7H!8H8" /ocal residentsI F$ourceL !HBGH8" $&rin%fieldH4ewsH$unI F$ourceL CHBH8" /aw enforcementI F$ourceL !HC8H8" -iddletown 4ewsH?ournalI F$ourceL Oberlin eviewI F$ourceL !HBGH8" $&rin%fieldH4ewsH$unI +lar( +ounty. Tucson. Oberlin. >/ F$ourceL 4H!8H8" >ormer &olice officer claims that he was told not to re&ort ille%als to I+2I /e. -iddletown. +A F$ourceL !8HBBH8" eader/ActivistI ?u&iter. -A$$ /a(ewood. being researched$ San Antonio. Ari2ona . F$ourceL 7HB7H8" $&rin%fieldH4ewsH$un 2ditorial F$heriff 5elly not interested in removin% ille%al aliensI 3allatin. *4 F$ourceL 7HB6H8" eaderI F$ourceL 7HB6H8" eaderI .
1A. :ooth said. 47 listed as a sanctuary city. 47 emailH /9-/95/ 8isputed by a reputed farm wor+er advocate who sent me this >% just wanted to point out an inaccuracy on your website!s listing of sanctuary cities. and the mayor has even hinted at wanting to implement a 0a2leton type of ordinance (luc+ily. % wor+ with 1ATA 9 The 3arm wor+ers! Support committee (www. :ridgeton. Cou have :ridgeton. San :ernardino. Law enforcement was permitted "but not re uired$ to >e@change information> with federal immigration agents if an illegal alien was arrested for a crime. Authorities say that!s typical when it comes to misdemeanor charges. -55. 6ne of our goals is wor+ing towards ma+ing :ridgeton an sanctuary city. the city administration contacted me to dispute its listing. 677?A1 has as+ed the city!s law department to forward copies of the city!s policies regarding its processes when illegal aliens are encountered in its city. State of 6regon According to a 1&S report (6ctober. 6hio$ ?ainesville.(*<? @uotes the %aines ille %olice Chief Aary S"ith: KKK0e "?olice 1hief .> "1olumbus. 60 6he Colu"!us 9ispatch [#hio] 3rote: >The police didn!t contact immigration authorities concerning those who were determined to be undocumented.> KKK 6+lahoma 1ity. San :ernardino was added to the list on 7une (th of -55/ as a result of a readers submission.cata9farmwor+ers./ that prohibits local and state law enforcement from using state resources for locating and capturing illegal aliens.th -55. but the local government is uite unfriendly towards the immigrant population. 60 Cle eland Scene ><('. given yesterday!s legal decision. 6D . and indeed it is most definitely not.Tucson Ari2ona has been added to the sanctuary city list because the Tucson police have instituted a new policy which prevents their officers from calling %mmigration and 1ustoms Bnforcement to schools and churches. that won!t be happening).)..> 1olumbus.org) and we have an organi2ed group of membership in this town. 6n September . 6regon passed a law in #'.ary Smith$ has no ualms about laying out his indifference in plain BnglishH ><e don!t care what your "immigration$ status is.
which was issued on April '. -55/ states in partH B:::the City and its arious agencies 3ill neither "a-e in@uirers a!out nor report on the citi. Research Resources >inco"plete listing? • • +on%ressional esearch $ervice. because they have a good chance of being illegal and it is a waste of time.N The order prohibits state wor+ers from in uiring about the immigration status of anyone applying for services.enship of those 3ho see. =A &esolution 4o. --*(. Ale@andria. State of )aine .overnor 7ohn B.ang activityF 677?A1!s belief is that the 1ity!s &esolution conflict!s with its responsibility under federal law. #&dated Au%ust !4. adopted 6ctober '. -55*. 2nforcin% Immi%ration /awL *he ole of $tate and /ocal /aw 2nforcement. !nd is not attempting to enforce the single"family dwelling laws.#ne reader 3rote a!out #-laho"a City: Oklahoma City is a sanctuary city de facto. The order is entitled MAn 6rder 1oncerning Access to State Services by All Bntitled )aine &esidents. B886 . /ibrary of +on%ress + $ e&ort for +on%ress. So what crimes can illegals commit with impunity from the federal governmentF TheftF &apeF 8rug dealingF . The City has not been enforcing City Code if the recipient of the code violation doesn't speak nglish.the protection of its la3s or the use of its ser ices:B Bvidently in Ale@andria. illegal alien are safe from %mmigration and 1ustoms Bnforcement until they commit a >serious> crime. :aldacci issued e@ecutive order #A 3C 5*G5. Police officers have been told not to stop any Hispanic for minor traffic violations.
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