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Will Sebastopol join Sanctuary Cities?

Dear Sebastopol leaders,

I'm proud of New York City for being a sanctuary city. Let's be proud of Sebastopol by joining the hundreds of cities willing to defend those whom the president-elect threatens.

It is not enough that our wonderful current police chief Jeff Weaver would do the right thing and not cooperate with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The word on the street is that he may retire, which would be a great loss. We do not know who the next chief would be. Furthermore, the sheriff also operates here, and he has been known to promote a deputy who recently killed the innocent teenager Andy Lopez.

We deserve a policy commitment from our city leaders, which welcomes hard-working non-criminals, regardless of their country of origin, race, ethnicity, religion, or documentation. The word sanctuary means a "sacred place." For many of us, Sebastopol is sacred. Now let's prove that. As the NY Times editorial board says "Bring it on."

It's time to start fighting back for the great American values that are being threatened,

Shepherd Bliss

 


REFERENCE: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/opinion/proud-to-be-a-sanctuary-city.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0

Sanctuary Counties in the U.S.A.

 

Sanctuary Cities in USA