01/18/17 - I am sorry I missed this bit of
news last December, but no one in East Orange brought it to my
attention, either, and all the local news media has kept it under
wraps. Apparently, On December 19th, 2016, our East Orange City
Council passed a resolution to make East Orange a Sanctuary City in defiance of Federal Law.
That means they, without asking any of the taxpayers for approval
by a vote, have adopted FOR US and IN SPITE OF US a policy of not
prosecuting undocumented immigrants for violating federal
immigration laws in the country in which they are now living
illegally. This usually means that East Orange will not use
municipal funds or resources to enforce national immigration
laws, and usually forbids police or municipal employees to
inquire about a person's immigration status.
In this, East Orange conspired with New Jersey Working Families Alliance, a Socialist
(they call themselves Progressive) organization that seeks to
expand the intrusion of government in our lives by controlling
the use of our property taxes (thereby inevitably raising taxes)
for such things as raising the minimum wage to $15 (which East
Orange has already done with municipal employees), requiring
employers to pay earned sick leave, turning our schools into
indoctrination centers, forcing climate change taxes on all of us
... the list goes on and on. Now they are working to expand the number of
Sanctuary Cities in New Jersey.
Donald Trump has promised to withhold federal
funding from Sanctuary Cities. If he convinces the House and
Congress to take that action, then the taxpayers of East Orange
will see their taxes rise to cover the loss of federal (and
possibly state) funding of schools, the library, and any other
organization that depends on federal funding for its survival.
Lester Taylor's mayoral term of lawlessness,
cronyism, corruption and socialism is an attempt to turn the
residents of East Orange into socialists who will obey "The
Party Line" and allow him to turn the city into a slum that
is profitable to him and the other Party members, but ruinous to
those of us who oppose him and what he stands for. Walk around
the city and observe the litter and broken glass in the streets
everywhere. Look at the abandoned and boarded up houses and
buildings that are supposed to be rennovated and livable and
bringing in property taxes. He's had four years; you would expect
he could point to at least one house that has successfully been
transformed into a place someone actually wants to buy or rent.
Now he wants four more years. If East Orange voters give him
another term, they deserve what they get.
If you don't want to pay
attention to me, maybe you'll pay attention to Reverend William Owens (01/15/17): They (The Democratic Party Elites) have
destroyed our communities, weakened our families, and doomed us
to a future of dependency. Whats more, the Democrats now
take our votes for granted and ignore our voices in favor of
other interest groups. They ask for everythingsupport,
votes, unquestioning loyaltyand give nothing back. If we
want to reclaim our power as voters, then African-Americans need
to demonstrate that we wont allow ourselves to be used.
Safety in the Interior of the United States
Sec. 9. Sanctuary Jurisdictions.
It is the policy of the executive branch to ensure,
to the fullest extent of the law, that a State, or a
political subdivision of a State, shall comply with 8
(a) In furtherance of this policy, the Attorney
General and the Secretary, in their discretion and to the
extent consistent with law, shall ensure that
jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8
U.S.C. 1373 (sanctuary jurisdictions) are not eligible to
receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for
law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the
Secretary. The Secretary has the authority to
designate, in his discretion and to the extent consistent
with law, a jurisdiction as a sanctuary jurisdiction.
The Attorney General shall take appropriate
enforcement action against any entity that violates 8
U.S.C. 1373, or which has in effect a statute, policy, or
practice that prevents or hinders the enforcement of
(b) To better inform the public regarding the
public safety threats associated with sanctuary
jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilize the Declined
Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a
weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of
criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction
that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers
with respect to such aliens.
(c) The Director of the Office of Management and
Budget is directed to obtain and provide relevant and
responsive information on all Federal grant money that
currently is received by any sanctuary jurisdiction.