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Hurrah for Mayor Patten of Highstown, NJ

“Most of us know this town would have a heck of a time trying to run itself these days without the immigrants. They’re working at the grocery stores, the fast-food places, they’re opening businesses and keeping this town alive and young. We’re just being practical by telling them, ‘Look, we want you in our community, and we want you to feel like you belong.'”

– Republican Mayor Robert Patten of Highstown, New Jersey, whose town council unanimously approved measures allowing undocumented residents to interact with police and city services without fear of being reported to federal authorities – making it one of an increasing number of “sanctuary cities” with no-questions-asked policies on immigration status. (Source: The Washington <http://go.sojo.net/ct/idxEmlY1GRQ9/>

Thanks to Betsy of Families for Freedom for this shout out!

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