There is a drastic difference between those immigrants who eagerly assimilate into American society and those who instead shun our ways in favor of their own. Mayor Michael Ghassali of Montvale, New Jersey, is an example of the former.
In a status update posted to Facebook last week, this proud patriot and Syrian immigrant made it clear to his constituents that he would not be declaring Montvale a sanctuary city, despite requests from certain non-residents.
“I will not be signing any executive orders that will ask our employees to defy federal laws,” he wrote, referencing how sanctuary-city declarations promote the violation of federal law.
“A mayor should not be advocating the defiance of federal laws; otherwise we will have mayors signing orders challenging all different federal laws as they wish,” he added. “Montvale is not a Sanctuary City under this administration.“
Talk about a breath of fresh air, though there was more.
During an interview with New York news station WCBS Friday, the mayor reiterated his position: “I know exactly what they (immigrants) go through, but it’s not my job to say, ‘Look, you can come to my town — it’s a sanctuary city for you.”
Listen to his full statement below:
“If I could do that,” he continued, citing the idea of declaring Montvale sanctuary city, “what’s stopping the mayor from issuing or declaring your city to be a sanctuary city for drug users?”
Exactly. The law is the law, period, and it does not matter where immigrants come from or what tribulations they have faced; if they came here illegally, they are in violation of the law and therefore deserve zero so-called sanctuary.
Kudos to you, Mayor Ghassali, for understanding this. You are exactly the type of immigrant America would love to have more of.
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