Sanctuary City
Dec 11, 2016 | 1738 views | 1 1 comments | 274 274 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Dear Editor:

Cities throughout the country had declared themselves as "sanctuaries" for undocumented immigrants. While there is no exact description of a "Sanctuary City," it generally means that the officials of that city will not be proactive in identifying illegal immigrants. Such a policy is within the law, since immigration enforcement is a federal responsibility that does not require specific actions on the part of local governments. Prominent "Sanctuary Cities" nationally are the cities of San Francisco and New York, while in New Jersey, Newark, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen and West New York have declared their support for a more inclusive immigration policy for our nation. In response to the challenges that are being raised to many fundamental values in our country, it would be timely for Hoboken to declare itself a "Sanctuary City."

Edward A. Friedman

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April 14, 2017
Dear Editor:

I am not in favor of "Sanctuary City" because our local government of Union City is not going to pay

for the Homestead of all this people. We are the ones who will get the monetary burden on our shoulders. We have to pay higher property taxes, sewer water, electricity, higher cost of

transportation, car insurance, gasoline, housing, higher cost on our food, health insurance, expensive medicines, pay more to heat our home in Winter and to keep us more comfortable in the Summer. Our cost of living will increase. Because, we do not know what kind of people is living next door we have to pay more for our own public safety.Union City used to be a heaven but because there is more people living here is less insecure, dirty, noisy,polluted, with not parking spaces because we are over populated. We do not need our Union City to be a Sancturary City.