“There is a new bill that is a good first step — The ICE Agent Support Act of 2016 (S 2538) will push back, blocking current immigration lawlessness. It allows ICE agents to fine illegal aliens for ignoring orders to leave the country. New financial penalties will make disregarding orders to leave more painful and will also provide a new source of funding for the agency, actually rewarding ICE for doing its job.”
The New Jersey town in which many Princeton University faculty, staff and students reside, is intentionally seeking to aid and abet illegal aliens — including those from Muslim countries — to avoid arrests by federal, state and local law enforcement, according to Ms. Elisa Neira, the executive director of thePrinceton, New Jersey, Human Services Department.
Neira’s department publishes advisories in both English and Spanish that encourages illegal aliens “to remain silent” if detained by federal (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), state or local law enforcement officials. It also provides advise on setting up a plan if confronted with law enforcement.
“The accompanying illustrations are designed to evoke fear on the part of illegal alien men, women and children. For example, the officers are drawn to resemble Nazi Gestapo agents — something Democratic politicians have called ICE and Border Patrol agents. The cartoonists have crossed the line between public assistance and vilifying American cops,” said former police detective and Marine intelligence operative Sanders Van Claymont. “The eight-page government funded document resembles anti-police propaganda that’s diametrically opposed to New Jersey’s ‘Officer Friendly’ school program,” Claymont added.
According to all concerned, this latest response from Princeton officials comes following a criminal act beyond just violating immigration law. On Thursday, police officers arrested two illegal immigrants in the town, one of whom already was convicted of driving while intoxicated.
Princeton Councilwoman Heather Howard, a Democrat, who has been a leading advocate for working with the local immigrant population to prevent detentions and deportations, has been pushing for Princeton to become a sanctuary township without calling it such..
“These [arrests] 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,” she told reporters covering the story.
Alvin Phillips, a Homeland Security Department spokesman, told Fox News Channel: “ICE arrests are not unfortunate. In fact to the contrary of previous reports — ICE actions are in keeping with the laws and homeland security priorities: National Security, Public Safety and Border Security. I will also add, arrests in question are afforded an opportunity to meet with legal counsel.”
The material is not limited to online publications. It includes community outreach efforts, such as one in which a Spanish-speaking town police official and a so-called community advocate spoke to the crowd during a Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. “We recognize that these are stressful times for our community and our residents,” the town of Princeton said in a statement.
The Princeton area — which includes the Ivy LeaguePrinceton University campus — has a population of approximately 30,000 residents, has tree-lined streets, specialty shops,restaurants, parks and a friendly and safe atmosphere. Additionally, the area offers a rich variety of arts and culturalresources,athleticevents,mediaand more.
“Many resources are available to acquaint you with the area surrounding Princeton University and to help you plan activities in the region. Day trips from Princeton offer a surprising variety of attractions. Farmlands, the Pine Barrens, the Jersey shore, the Appalachian Trail and even ski slopes can be visited without leaving New Jersey,” according to Princeton University’s website.
Aiding and Abetting?
Several“Know Your Rights”handouts on the town government’s website advise immigrants:
IF YOU ARE questioned BY THE
You have the right to ask the officer if you are being arrested
1. If the officer says, “NO, you are not being arrested or
detained,” ask the officer if you may leave. When the officer says
that you may leave, slowly and calmly walk away.
2. If the officer says, “YES, you are being arrested or detained”…
If you are undocumented…
Do not answer any questions or say only “I need to speak
to my lawyer.”
If you have a valid immigration status documents,
show it. Always carry it with you.
Do not say anything about where you were born
or how you entered the United States.
Do not carry papers from another country. (If you
do, the government can use this information in a
Show them the Know Your Rights Card attached.
Above all, do not show any false documents and do not lie!
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show..
He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.