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Jersey City council to signal support for 'sanctuary city' order
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on February 07, 2017 at 4:28 PM, updated February 07, 2017 at 5:20 PM

JERSEY CITY -- The City Council tomorrow will vote on a measure expressing support for the executive order Mayor Steve Fulop signed Friday that officially named Jersey City a sanctuary city for immigrants who entered the United States illegally.

The measure is also expected to express support for a municipal ID program and opposition to any kind of registry for individuals based on their religion or place of birth.

The resolution is another sign that Jersey City's Democratic leaders plan to thumb their noses at President Trump. Fulop, Council President Rolando Lavarro and other members of the council appeared at a recent rally to protest Trump's recent actions targeting illegal immigration and refugees. Lavarro has previously called Trump a "racist bully" and a bigot. Read more

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Jersey City Mayor Fulop signs 'santuary city' order
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Jersey City Mayor Fulop signs 'santuary city' order
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on February 04, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Blasting the tone of anti-illegal immigration sentiment coming from the nation's capital, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop yesterday signed an aggressive executive order intended to make Jersey City a true "sanctuary city" for immigrants who have entered the country illegally.

The 10-page order, Fulop's 39th since he became mayor in 2013, is expansive, barring city cops from honoring immigration detainer requests from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement; prohibiting federal immigration and border protection agents from accessing city facilities or property without a warrant; bestowing benefits like the city's paid sick leave mandate on all residents regardless of immigration status; and more.

Fulop, a Democrat hoping to be re-elected to a second term in November in this heavily Democratic city with a large foreign-born population, did not mention President Trump by name but repeatedly criticized "today's climate" and made veiled references to Trump's recent executive orders targeting illegal immigration and refugees.

"We won't be bullied and we won't be mistreated," Fulop said during the brief City Hall ceremony, where he was surrounded by local elected officials and representatives from immigrant and labor groups. "We're going to stand by the values that are important to us." Read more

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On February 3rd, 2017 Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop signed an Executive  Order re-affirming and strengthening Jersey Citys Sanctuary City status and outlining a detailed policy on the matter for the Police Department and other city departments and agencies who work with the immigrant community. Here is the Executive Order:

http://riverviewobserver.net/2017/02/executive-order-mayor-city-of-jerseycity-establishing-the-city-jersey-city-sanctuary-city/

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