Migrant Justice Responds to Burlington Mayor's Commitment to Create a Sanctuary City
Posted Mon, 11/21/2016 - 7:03am
The Migrant Justice community is hopeful that Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger follows through on his promise to make Burlington a Sanctuary City by taking the first step, which is for the Burlington Police Department to fully adopt all elements of the new state-wide Fair and Impartial Policing policy that Migrant Justice helped create. Any sanctuary city effort must be firmly rooted in a legal framework that defines a policy of no collaboration between local agencies and immigration enforcement efforts. We encourage our allies across the state of Vermont to build a corridor of sanctuary cities and towns across Vermont that adopt the state-wide Fair and Impartial Policing Policy.
As Migrant Justice leader Roger Balcazar told News Channel 5 in a recent interview:
"Our work will be to continue our struggle for our rights, the one that we have been doing for so many years."