In response to the President Elect’s reported intention to engage in mass deportation of undocumented individuals in the United States, many schools and cities are coming out to declare themselves sanctuaries. Declaring itself as a Sanctuary City implies that the town leadership is in agreement that local funds will not be used to facilitate ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) removal and deportation of residents.
We appreciate and value the diversity of our community and our country. We stand with our documented and undocumented immigrant neighbors to say that we do not want our local tax dollars to be spent supporting ICE activities.
We want the leadership of Montclair to publicly declare that Montclair is a Sanctuary City.
You can vote to declare Montclair a Sanctuary City on PLANETCIVIC, a virtual town hall where Montclair citizens can go to have their voices heard on local issues. PLANETCIVIC will present Montclair’s Top 5 Proposals at the Town Council meeting on Jan 24.