Heather Howard wants to assist illegal aliens with deception of ICE. Ms. Howard is a Councilwoman in Princeton, NJ.
Princeton’s City Council has authorized the distribution of instructional materials with coaching tips for illegals. Princeton is joining the ranks of sanctuary cities that defy federal law with respect to the required reporting of illegals who violate law… of course, being in the United States without written consent is itself illegal.
In a comment to NJ.com, Councilwoman Howard stated that the objective of the educational campaign was to help illegals, since ICE may want to deport them. No kidding!
ICE conducts raids on a regular basis in order to enforce immigration law. But Princeton wants the illegals to have the same rights as citizens. iVoteNewJersey is puzzled with respect to the application of constitutional rights to non-citizen, especially foreigners. Ms. Howard has an especially strong distaste for the raids ICE conducts.
These are really unfortunate… they cause fear and panic in the community, and they work to undermine the community’s effort to improve law enforcement relations. – Heather Howard, Princeton City Councilwoman
This City of Princeton has authorized online tips for illegal aliens that will help fool ICE if they are confronted. Illegals are coached to never carry identification (something citizens are always encouraged to do) and to contact Mercer County officials to obtain illegal ID cards to further exasperate ICE officials.
Princeton is supporting the issuance of government ID cards for undocumented foreigners. The cost of the ID cards is $5 for juveniles and $10 for adults.
Maria Juega, treasurer of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund said, “We think this card is useful to anybody, but specifically for those who are the most marginalized…our intent is to decrease that level of marginalization and make sure that everyone in our community has access to health care, police services and emergency medical services.”
Health care, police service and emergency medical services are limited to the Princeton community.
One of the online postings includes a card that can be downloaded with the message: “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Please be informed that I am choosing to exercise my right to remain silent and the right to refuse to answer your questions. If I am detained, I request to contact an attorney immediately. I am also exercising my right to refuse to sign anything until I consult with my attorney.”
According to media reports Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert has already designated the community a “sanctuary city” and stated the motivation behind the actions by the Council stem from the idea that illegals should be considered “good people.”
In September, 2015, the City of Princeton made it known that it would begin to support any State measure authorizing the issuance of driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.