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#1494760 --- 01/26/17 08:28 AM Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward
Teonan Offline
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a news release:

“The President lacks the constitutional authority to cut off funding to states and cities simply because they have lawfully acted to protect immigrant families -- as described in the legal guidance my office issued last week. Local governments seeking to protect their immigrant communities from federal overreach have every right to do so.

“Building and maintaining trust between local law enforcement and the communities they bravely serve is vital to ensuring public safety. Any attempt to bully local governments into abandoning policies that have proven to keep our cities safe is not only unconstitutional, but threatens the safety of our citizens.

“I urge President Trump to revoke this Executive Order right away. If he does not, I will do everything in my power to fight it.”


Ithaca Mayor stands firm in proposed sanctuary city status despite Trump's Executive Order to cut federal funding

The Ithaca Voice
by Jolene Almendarez

January 25, 2017

ITHACA, N.Y. -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon that states that sanctuary cities will no longer be subject to receiving federal grants. But here in the city of Ithaca, plans are going forward to continue making it a sanctuary city.

https://ithacavoice.com/2017/01/ithaca-m...ederal-funding/


Edited by Teonan (01/26/17 09:01 AM)
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#1494792 --- 01/26/17 06:02 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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How much ya want to bet that law enforcement backs Trump ? crazy
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#1494796 --- 01/26/17 06:38 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: scwoodchuck]
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A mite concerned over a possible 'blue-backlash' chuck? The Trump regime appears to be. Shifting of federal priorities to the state and local level as leverage to ensure 'cooperation' from officials.

Welcome to fascist America.


Trump wants to empower local police to enforce immigration law, raising fears of racial profiling
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post...cial-profiling/

Why police worry about Trump's 'sanctuary cities' crackdown
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/20...ities-crackdown
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#1494797 --- 01/27/17 06:21 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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Just look at the crime rate in Ithaca, Washington DC,LA, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out there is a problem. Then read POLICE beat in your own home town. And explain why they are only concerned with public safety ?

http://www.fairus.org/issue/identity-and-immigration-status-of-9-11-terrorists.

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/06/30/th...rooks-realizes/


Edited by scwoodchuck (01/27/17 06:30 AM)
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#1494801 --- 01/27/17 06:48 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: scwoodchuck]
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Ah. The plague of puffed-up, disconnected hillbilly America.

Rosa Brooks of the L.A.Times nails it.. “fat, decadent and getting dumber all the time.”

LOST IN SPACE too I might add.

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#1494824 --- 01/27/17 02:48 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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Ithaca to rally for immigrant rights after Trump executive orders issued

The Ithaca Voice
by Jolene Almendarez

January 27, 2017


ITHACA, N.Y. -- On Saturday, Ithaca-area activists are hosting an Emergency Rally to Support Immigrant Rights as a response to recent anti-immigrant executive orders signed by President Donald Trump.

Four women, who participated in the Women's March helped organize the rally, which is happening from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Ithaca Commons.

Trump's executive orders have made headlines this week, as well as some drafted orders not signed as of early Friday afternoon. One draft includes putting a temporary ban on immigrants, refugees and visitors — based partly on factors such as their religion or country of origin. Earlier this week, Trump signed an order that a wall be built between the Mexico–United States border.

Organizer Paula Cohen said, "It's bloody scary, right? It just keeps coming and coming - it's a torrent of aggression. You can barely swallow one bit of bad news before another is thrown at you!"

Cohen was born and raised in Nigeria but immigrated to the United States from the United Kingdom. She said that she is privileged because she is "white as white can be" and benefits from not having to live with people's skepticism about her.

She said, "Because when I walk down the street, I don't need to worry that people are looking at me thinking 'Why doesn't she go back to her own country?'"

That's different from other immigrants she's met in the area.

(Article continues)

Read on: https://ithacavoice.com/2017/01/ithaca-rally-immigrant-rights-trump-executive-orders-issued/
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#1494828 --- 01/27/17 04:25 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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Oh god, in reality anyone who walks down a street in Ithaca has to worry a little bit !

https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ny/ithaca/crime/

http://www.areavibes.com/ithaca-ny/crime/


Edited by scwoodchuck (01/27/17 04:34 PM)
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#1494830 --- 01/27/17 04:31 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: scwoodchuck]
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Don't be scared homie. wink
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#1494831 --- 01/27/17 04:42 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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I am 96, what's to be afraid of, death ? Guess what, I should have died at birth, and probably 1000 times since then. You are the one who should be scared, you have to live with the mess people like you are making longer than I do.
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#1494832 --- 01/27/17 05:17 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: scwoodchuck]
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Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
I am 96, what's to be afraid of, death ? Guess what, I should have died at birth, and probably 1000 times since then. You are the one who should be scared, you have to live with the mess people like you are making longer than I do.

96? Bless your heart man.

Living proof ignorance may increase one's longevity.

Stay thick. Rock on.


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#1494833 --- 01/27/17 06:09 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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Wrong, I have a 140 IQ.

Let me remind you that we have matched wits before and you proved to be NO CONTEST grin


Edited by scwoodchuck (01/27/17 06:13 PM)
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#1494834 --- 01/27/17 07:05 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: scwoodchuck]
Teonan Offline
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Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Wrong, I have a 140 IQ.

Let me remind you that we have matched wits before and you proved to be NO CONTEST grin


Impressive man. You're gifted.

Oh well, reckon I'll settle for being well-organized and "only" average in the more abstract ways of measuring ability.


In any event, we don't need to guess who scored a 3 for wisdom. wink
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#1494839 --- 01/28/17 10:10 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: scwoodchuck]
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Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Wrong, I have a 140 IQ.

Let me remind you that we have matched wits before and you proved to be NO CONTEST grin




Name calling is all Teon's has anymore, the country rejected the Socialism, and Globalism scam.
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#1494840 --- 01/28/17 10:48 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: ThomasDecker]
Teonan Offline
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Wrong, I have a 140 IQ.

Let me remind you that we have matched wits before and you proved to be NO CONTEST grin


Name calling is all Teon's has anymore, the country rejected the Socialism, and Globalism scam.


Name calling? Hehe. Naw, you just opt for perceptual blindness.

Like our genius ignoramus chuck, you certainly cultivate ignorance without trying all that hard.

Bless your heart man, for being "gifted" in that "special" way.

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#1494895 --- 01/30/17 06:02 PM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Wrong, I have a 140 IQ.

Let me remind you that we have matched wits before and you proved to be NO CONTEST grin


Name calling is all Teon's has anymore, the country rejected the Socialism, and Globalism scam.


Name calling? Hehe. Naw, you just opt for perceptual blindness.

Like our genius ignoramus chuck, you certainly cultivate ignorance without trying all that hard.

Bless your heart man, for being "gifted" in that "special" way.




If the Feds cut the money to Ithaca, the roads and streets will be one massive pothole. Might have to get different wheels on my shopping cart.
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#1494897 --- 01/31/17 08:23 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: ThomasDecker]
Teonan Offline
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Wrong, I have a 140 IQ.

Let me remind you that we have matched wits before and you proved to be NO CONTEST grin


Name calling is all Teon's has anymore, the country rejected the Socialism, and Globalism scam.


Name calling? Hehe. Naw, you just opt for perceptual blindness.

Like our genius ignoramus chuck, you certainly cultivate ignorance without trying all that hard.

Bless your heart man, for being "gifted" in that "special" way.




If the Feds cut the money to Ithaca, the roads and streets will be one massive pothole. Might have to get different wheels on my shopping cart.


Paper-thin poseur. Your skid row shtick has l o n g tapped out. Better find a new grind man.
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#1494976 --- 02/02/17 09:16 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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Dees ees great. More federal aid for der rest of us.

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#1494984 --- 02/02/17 10:15 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples can build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance". ~Robert Kennedy


Like many sanctuary communities across America, Ithaca will NOT stand down...


Unanimous vote: Ithaca now a Sanctuary City with some teeth

by Jolene Almendarez
Ithaca Voice

February 2, 2017

ITHACA, N.Y. -- After nearly two hours of public comment and at least 30 speakers in favor of a newly proposed ordinance, Ithaca's Common Council unanimously voted to add teeth to its Sanctuary City policy, which was first passed in 1985, for Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees

City officials, including police officers, are now specifically directed to not ask for a person's immigration status unless the person is actively committing a crime related to their status. The legal ordinance means that local law enforcement will not enforce federal immigration laws.

The ordinance was passed, officials said, based not only on ethical and moral grounds but because data shows that Sanctuary Cities -- in comparison to non-Sanctuary Cities -- have less crime, higher median rates of income, lower rates of unemployment and lower rates of poverty.

Alderman Ducson Nguyen, 2nd Ward, supported the ordinance saying, "It is deeply personal to me. I know you all know my parents are refugees."
Related-- Op-ed: My refugee parents and our American lives

He said the first few days of Donald Trump's presidency -- which has so far seen seven controversial executive orders signed and at least 11 memos issued, many about immigration and health care -- has been tough.

"I felt hopeless for a while," he said, but the highly publicly supported ordinance felt like a concrete thing that he and the city could do to fight back.

Alderman Cynthia Brock, 1st Ward, first proposed the ordinance draft to the City Administration Committee meeting on Jan. 18. She said during the meeting Wednesday night that while the new ordinance was a necessary step toward protecting the community, it was a day late and a dollar short.

Alderman Cynthia Brock, 1st Ward, listens to public comments during a Common Council meeting Wednesday about strengthening Ithaca as a Sanctuary City.

"But I want to say also that to a certain extent ....my efforts were a bit opportunistic in the sense that, honestly, President Obama was the deporter in chief. He deported more individuals than the previous two administrations combined. But I didn't think we had the energy or the wherewithal or commitment to take that controversial step and enact this into policy without the situation that we now live in," Brock said. "This policy is good policy. It is best practices. And it should have been in place decades. So while we are doing this in response to the times, it is an oversite that...it didn't happen until 2016 for any of us to sit down and ask, 'What does that mean?'"

All Common Council members and Mayor Svante Myrick spoke in favor of the ordinance. But while they are usually lush with commentary about big issues, they left most of the talking about the ordinance to the more than 125 people who attended the meeting, spilling out into the hallway and into an overflow room on the second floor.

Some of the people spoke beyond their allotted three minutes of permitted public comment period. Others spoke for less than 30 seconds. But nearly everybody attended the meeting to speak in favor of the ordinance. Nobody spoke out against it.

Ithacan Adriane Wolfe, whose father is a Greencard holder from Austria, said that over the past few days, she has experienced looking at the immigration orders from that of a concerned citizen, analytically thinking about the issue and realizing how awful it was for other people, to somebody who could be directly impacted by Trump's executive orders.

A leaked draft of a potential executive order indicated that legal immigrants could be subject to deportation for using social services.

While the details of what an order could mean for Greencard holders is not completely clear, Wolfe said it indicates that Trump is likely not done passing major policies with just the stroke of his pen. And it means she feels less certain about her father's future in the country.

"And it's not just and intellectual process. This is how we value human dignity. To penalize him for, as someone in his 70s, for accessing food -- is something...it breaks my heart," she said in tears."It is important to realize that real families can be ripped apart."

Walaa Maherem-Horan -- who became an American Citizen a few years ago -- said she was born in Egypt and has lived in England, Canada and the United States. She said she chooses to make Ithaca her home, where she has her work, friends and family.

Maherem-Horan, an Ithaca Welcomes Refugees board member, said that last summer, the group helped an Iraqi man become a legally permanent resident in the country. But he recently went back home to visit his family and is now stranded in Iraq because of Trump's executive order travel ban. And his family in Ithaca cannot go back home to visit their ailing mother.

But the difficulties don't end there for Maherem-Horan. She said that she is worried that even as a legal citizen of this country, her naturalized status will still put her at risk for ending up on a nationally publicized registry or at risk for deportation.

"The idea that we could be separated despite having done nothing wrong -- I don't even have a speeding ticket -- is scary," she said.

https://ithacavoice.com/2017/02/unanimous-vote-ithaca-now-sanctuary-city-teeth/

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#1494989 --- 02/02/17 10:50 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: Teonan]
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So now, the legal tax paying residents of the city of Ithaca will have to pay.

And so now, the legal residents will have to compete with the illegals for the limited resources that will are available.

And, I don't believe you live in the city, in fact, I'd put money it, or you have more money than brains.
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#1494993 --- 02/02/17 11:02 AM Re: Sanctuary City: Ithaca moves forward [Re: ThomasDecker]
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