Hartford CT passes pro-immigrant policy

The resolution, which passed unanimously requests

that law enforcement officers in the city not “exert effort on behalf of federal agents to unearth undocumented residents” who live in Hartford.

From the resolution itself

RESOLVED, That the Mayor assist the Chief of the Hartford Police Department in developing policies that do not hinder the police from properly carrying out their duties in identifying criminal elements and assuring the public safety but to avoid becoming involved in immigration issues or asking the immigration status of individuals detained for other reasons.

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  1. “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. ” (Deuteronomy 23:17-19)

    It’s ironic that many of those who want to criminalize immigration status claim a biblical mandate. The Bible is clear: we were all immigrants, and we should treat new immigrants as we would wish to be treated in their place.

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