At least the mayor isn’t stating that all illegal immigrants are involved in violent crime.
Here’s a link to the program mentioned below. “Now” on PBS.
Watch the beginning and you’ll see a woman yelling “f-you I want my country back.” That woman shouted at the protesters using curse words and other obscene gestures. It is also important to note the woman’s sign which said “Welcome to
America Mexico.” Seems like she might be targeting one group of illegal immigrants in particular. Also in the beginning of the video you’ll see a girl coloring in a “deport illegals” sign – she’s a member of Stormfront, a white supremacist group, as is the guy that yells “lock ’em up.”
Cresitello spoke of efforts to give police broader power to deal with illegals
BY MINHAJ HASSAN
Monday, October 22, 2007
MORRISTOWN — Mayor Donald Cresitello has appeared on a public broadcasting program episode, where he spoke about towns dealing with immigration.
The show, “Now,” aired on PBS stations on Friday and Sunday.
Cresitello has made headlines for his move to have approximately 10 Morristown police officers become deputized immigration agents as part of a Homeland Security Department program known as 287(g). The application, which was sent to officials in March, is under review.
Rober Patten, mayor of Hightstown, stated in the article:
We are not interested in doing that,” he said. “That is a federal matter. I cannot justify stopping someone on the street for identification without probable cause.”