Is it time for Melrose to join countless other cities throughout the state and declare itself a Sanctuary City for undocumented immigrants? Is it time now to defend these poor and defenseless people against the fascist government now in place in Washington?
We can't wait any longer - even our local churches are showing us the way - with a Black Lives Banner being placed in front of a church on Main Street. It is time to stand up and be counted - in support of undocumented immigration - everyone has a right to be in the US - once they get here! Borders are simply devices implemented by governments to separate people - so unfair! Please support me in this humanitarian effort. Talk to the Mayor, the police chief, the Board of Alderman, and other city officials - it's time to join forces against those who want to stop undocumented immigration.
It's past time. Then again with the cast of clowns in our local bodies of governance and mayor, there won't likely be any profiles in courage there. The BOA and SC are too self-absorbed, unaware of the bigger world, and scared of the ignorant rumpites in town.
But those Melrosians who understand the world beyond Oak Grove or the Stone Zoo are right to wonder where our local compassionate and morally righteous real leaders are.
Do you people have any idea what the impact of waves of undocumented people coming into the city would be? It is fine to feel compassion, but you are completely naive to not understand how difficult it is to absorb this sort of policy. Take just one small area of the city- the school system. We have so many problems with the school system as it is. A wave of undocumented families would bring many students who would most likely need all sorts of services- ELL (definitely), SPED (at least some), psychological (most likely), etc. Most of the schools are operating with these staff members fully maxed out with their caseloads already. How do you propose we pay for all the of the needed staff? This would involve expanding the school budget dramatically. Do you think an override would pass so that we can give undocumented kids these services that they would be legally entitled to? Grow up and realize that every action has huge consequences. It is an unfortunate situation, but you cannot help everyone.
Stand up and be counted? You didn't even put your real name on the board. Why don't you practice what you preach?!?!
That's all we need - an influx of criminals - like we don't have enough home grown ones (Mike Hughes). Nope! Keep the ban as far as I am concerned - even think we should extend it to Democrats!!!!!!
Go back to Somerville.
I married an immigrant. I was with her when she took the oath to our nation. I was honored to celebrate that day with her. There is absolutely no way in hell that I would ever support such an effort. What you are proposing is a illegal and it is an insult to anyhow who has followed the lawful path to citizenship.
And take your racist BLM dogma and shove that up your ass, sideways.
We now know that Democrats suffer from the serious disease of Delusion! They are so radical now in their believes that they now think patriotism and love of country is bad, that wanting to protect its citizens from terror and evil is bad, that everyone in the world has a right to live in the US, and that criminal immigrants should not be brought to justice but protected from law officials! Do these people sound sane? Absolutely not! They need to be locked up in an institution!
It is horrible to me that a church in downtown Melrose is displaying that big BLM sign. Bad enough we have braindead residents who believe this rhetoric but a church? A group associated with BLM in Seattle said it is time to start killing people. This is a fact. You can convince yourself all you want that it's not really BLM but you're only proving your stupidity. They are a terrorist group. They are akin to the KKK and it sickens me that there are people who give any sort of credence to them.
Mothers talking at the playground yesterday were wondering if Jessica Buster and the older Indian woman on the Melrose Women's Commission (part of the Black Lives Matter group in Melrose) will use their appointments to push that agenda. What are the Melrose Commission on Women doing?
As a woman I'd like to know what the commission has done for me.
If an illegal immigrant is arrested for a crime and has an outstanding warrant for a failed court appearance, including a felony, why shouldn't that person be detained so that immigration officials can decide the next step. The majority of these cases occur with repeat offenders because once an illegal immigrant is released on bond they never appear back in court again. When they are re-arrested if they are not turned over to immigration they will make bail and skip out again. Many of these cases involve DUI's, and repeat DUI's. 2 Massachusetts residents were killed last month alone, one by a drunk driver and one by an illegal immigrant unlawfully possessing a firearm. Both had previously been arrested, made bail, and skipped out...several times. Citizens health and well being are being jeopardized on a daily basis by this practice.
I am - or used to be anyway, until hyper-liberals took control - what I would consider to be a "real" Democrat, although currently registered as Unenrolled. I'm moderately liberal on social issues, conservative in fiscal matters, and am a gun owner. These nutcases like Ms. Deangelis are no more "Democrats" than the man in the moon. They are Socialists in the very worst kind of way.
Melrose as a Sanctuary City? That may be the stupidest idea I've ever heard, for a myriad of reasons that should be immediately evident to anyone with even half a brain.
If you're an illegal immigrant, go back where you came from or go to jail for breaking the law. If, however, you at some point choose to become a legal immigrant, as were all of my grandparents, I'll support you 100%.
You sound more like an old school Republican to me.
Not really. I'm also a life-long Union member and supporter, and someone who thinks big business is more of an enemy of the people than the media is. That probably effectively disqualifies me as any kind of Republican.
I don't know why you felt the need to post that twice, but I don't need to reevaluate anything. Big business's goal is to destroy the middle class and small businesses, which are the real life blood of this country. It's their infusion of soft money through PAC's and other means that has made every higher political office for sale to the highest bidder. I don't think I mentioned taxing them to death, even though it's true that the tax codes are written to benefit them and shift the burden onto the middle and lower classes. It's their ability to buy political offices that has just about destroyed democracy and put the middle class in such jeopardy. Unions historically have been, and to a large extent still are the only protection the average worker has. Without them we'd all be working 60 hour weeks at $3.00 an hour. And in case you haven't noticed, this country is circling the drain already.
I can't say I disagree. Big business money has put our entire political system up for sale to the highest bidder.
But getting back to the original topic of this string, I also agree that making Melrose a sanctuary city is just about the craziest idea I've ever heard. Imagine if the schools, already in turmoil and disarray, had to absorb a couple of hundred ESL illegal immigrants?
Drink the koolaid much? You'd rather allow people like Taymore to run the show with no protection for the employees? We've been watching first-hand the results of that. Is it too hard to get rid of deadwood? Of course it is, but that's the downside of protecting everybody from the whims of people like Taymore and her cabal of hand-picked butt-kissers. Allowing them free reign is unthinkable. We've been down that road before, which is what prompted the creations of unions in the first place.
Then this city will be like Lowell, Lynn and Chelsea. Not a good idea but this city is so liberal it will do it.
Why all the uproar? We all know this isn't going to happen. There won't be any sanctuary cities left in a few months anyway. Lets move on to realistic conversation.
Don't believe the hysteria. Trump will only be deporting illegal aliens that are either felons; have already been ordered to leave but have not yet left or those who have been in violation of public assistance programs. All fairly reasonable. Despite the fake news on the left and desire on the far right; he will not be arbitrarily sending illegal aliens home.
When the vote comes Melrose will not vote yes. As liberal as this city is residents will not allow Melrose to become a Sanctuary City.
Tank you! Tank you Melrose. We over here in ****holia have been eagerly avaiting an invitation to your fine city. We know you have budget issues that make it difficult to pay for your own services, so we totally appreciate it. We know, we know the knock on illegal aliens is that we're much more of a cost than an asset, and that we tear at the national fabric, bust rest assured, we're doing our best on both. Check this out, already adopting Anthem: ..."And the rockets red glare, the bombs strapped to my chest."... Melrose, you have that one for free and we're not even there yet. Tank you Tank you.We shall offer 2 for 1 female genital mutilations for celebration. That's 2 for 1!! Also no female drivers!! Think of the environment plusses. We have no idea how we're getting there since we don't have two prayer beads or a taco two rub together and we're 2000 miles by land or an ocean away. Best guess would be your tax dollars, excuse me, our tax dollars. GO SANITARY CITY!!
When will we hear from the Human Rights and Women's Commissions?
We have to be a sanctuary city - to protect our illegal immigrants - where else will they hide? Even illegal criminal immigrants have rights! Is it their fault they don't know our laws and language? How are they to know that you don't rape women or don't murder people - nor steal nor use forged documents or illegally collect government benefits?
This all seems common sense to me - give all illegal immigrants an opportunity to thrive in our free country -get free stuff, and where their crimes go unpunished - it's the least we can do for them! I stand behind my Democrat party in the defending the indefensible and supporting the rights of all illegal immigrants to do what they want in our country. Wow - sounds like they have more rights than me - an American citizen! Does this make sense to you?
It dose not make sense to me either. When American raised child goes back to their country to claim residency, then fills out forms to go to colleges here in our country. They are awarded faster scholarships than a American citizen born and raised in America. So many of these countries figured out how to beat the system and they have. The Marathon bombers had EBT cards and college funding. Enough is enough glad to here Americans first.
This is a stupid country what is going on in America? We are not giving hands out to others before our own. The system has been broken for a long time so its not going to happen over night people need to be patience.
The Democrats have shown us their disdain for the average American worked by their overwhelming support of illegal Immigrants even to the point of protecting criminal illegal immigrants in those sanctuary cities.This is NOT the party of JFK any longer!
If you want to know how sanctuary city policies can affect Americans - read how it affected just one family in Newton at http://melrose.wickedlocal.com/news/20170222/mountain-sanctuary-cities-have-human-cost
The above event happens many times over in many cities throughout this country - it is now time to put a stop to it!