The city of Princeton, NJ has announced it’s taking the concept of “Sanctuary City” to a whole new level.
After a recent raid when Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents nabbed two illegal immigrants — one who had previously been convicted of drunk driving and another who’d been busted while illegally crossing the United States border — local liberals decided they’d had enough of what they called “unfortunate” arrests.
Led by Councilwoman Heather Howard, the city responded by printing and distributing handouts aimed at helping illegal immigrants resist deportation in any way they can, according to reports.
These “Know Your Rights” pamphlets, available in both English and Spanish, advise immigrants to not cooperate with federal or ICE agents in any way.
The handouts tell immigrants to not identify themselves to federal authorities, saying that “providing your name has risks, and that your name can be used to start a deportation process,” and saying they should develop a plan with their friends and family to escape deportation.
Howard said the recent arrests by ICE agents were “really unfortunate,” in an article from NJ.com. “They cause fear and panic in the community, and they work to undermine the community’s effort to improve law enforcement relations.”
ICE spokesman Alvin Phillips responded to the move while speaking to Fox News, saying, “ICE arrests are not unfortunate. In fact to the contrary of previous reports — ICE actions are in keeping with the laws and homeland security priorities: National Security, Public Safety and Border Security.”
You can see the fliers for yourself here.