“We want you to feel like you belong. . .”
Ho-ho! It’s not all darkness out there! Sojomail arrived in my inbox with a story of remarkable vision.
Here’s a place I’d like to live . . .
“Most of us know this town would have a heck of a time trying to run itself these days without the immigrants. They’re working at the grocery stores, the fast-food places, they’re opening businesses and keeping this town alive and young. We’re just being practical by telling them, ‘Look, we want you in our community, and we want you to feel like you belong.'”
– Republican Mayor Robert Patten of Hightstown, New Jersey, whose town council unanimously approved measures allowing undocumented residents to interact with police and city services without fear of being reported to federal authorities – making it one of an increasing number of “sanctuary cities” with no-questions-asked policies on immigration status. (Source: The Washington Post)
Apparently the immigrant community has begun to trust the police, and they are working together against crime. The story’s well worth reading.
Way to go, Hightstown! May your city prosper and your people love life! You’re America at its best.
Tags: Hightstown+NJ, undocumented+residents, illegal+aliens, Mexicans, sanctuary+cities, Robert+Patten, Monte Asbury