Arnone: Freeholders need more information before opposing Sanctuary State policies

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone issued the following statement regarding the Board tabling a resolution opposing Governor Phil Murphy’s Sanctuary State policies:

“Our Board prides itself on making well informed decisions on behalf of our residents and wants further information before acting on this matter,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It is also important to note that my fellow Freeholders and I are not categorizing the documented, lawful group of citizens with illegal immigrants.”

The Board of Chosen Freeholders and County Counsel will work to revise the tabled resolution to accurately reflect their intentions while considering the potential effects of the quality of County services on residents.

“We understand that Monmouth County is a melting pot of individuals who have contributed immensely to the County’s economic development,” said Freeholder Director Arnone. “The Board of Chosen Freeholders has always offered unconditional support to all 53 municipalities, businesses and most importantly, the documented residents who have called Monmouth County their home for decades.”

The revised resolution will not appear on the Freeholder meeting agenda until further research is conducted by Monmouth County.

Posted: June 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Arnone: Freeholders need more information before opposing Sanctuary State policies”

  1. We have said at 10:15 pm on June 27th, 2019:

    53 towns, very different in population and demographics: maybe hold a meeting with all their mayors and police who cover them all, to learn which towns actually follow current Federal laws, or, look the other way, even “welcome,” even more illegals, which their town taxpayers have to help pay for. Talk to the school principals and superintendents, too, and I ‘d bet your eyes will pop, at what it’s costing now, for the extra remedial classes, ESL teachers, free lunches, additional busing, etc., due to pockets of influx. It’s all coming to a head, let’s face it, in many towns, and states- we are reaching critical mass in many areas, and the situation is still ignored and exploited, for political posturing and grandstanding, for votes: many are very sick of it! Watch out, county, there isn’t really much you can do, except express disapproval or “sentiment”- I’d suggest: stay out of it, it’s a losing issue for you..

  2. Patrick Short said at 10:41 pm on June 27th, 2019:

    You must stand firm Freeholders. Illegal immigration is different that legal immigration. And, there is nothing legal in being illegal. Sanctuary cities undermine the principle of law. While, I believe in caring for all people, there is something wrong when we rule by minority rather than majority. As a consequence of our past in actions, a path to citizenship for the illegal immigrant now has to be defined and established. But, the line must be drawn. And, rules must be followed. Change the law where a baby born in the US must have at least one US citizen parent to become an immediate US citizen. This will remove critical leverage that illegal immigrants have when coming into our country. Sanctuary cities must obey the established law; and businesses that employ illegal immigrants should be heavily fined and business certification not renewed.

  3. Finally, said at 10:57 pm on June 27th, 2019:

    an issue which we can agree on. My main problem is the lack of guts and grit, to get past the b s and emotional clap-trap, to actually fix these problems that have been allowed to fester and get worse, by the day. It can only happen if people stop being afraid of being called a racist, see the disaster for what it is, and finally start putting American citizens first!

  4. John Gallagher said at 8:44 pm on June 28th, 2019:

    This is one reason, my wife and I left NJ 5 yrs ago. We could not be happier, with making the move.

  5. Bob English said at 8:40 am on June 30th, 2019:

    Time for the Administration and Congress to revive the bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill. Passed the Senate around 2013, had the support of the Administration and likely would have passed in the House if leadership at the time was not afraid to allow a vote.

    That would go a long ways to dealing with the issues regarding immigration….feel good resolutions don’t actually accomplish anything.

  6. @ Bob English said at 1:22 pm on June 30th, 2019:

    You know full well the Democrats will not do that. They want a campaign platform to hammer Trump on. Trump has offered a number of times to sit down and negotiate, but your friends in the Democrat Party won’t do it.

  7. @@Bob English said at 3:10 pm on June 30th, 2019:

    Most D’s supported it in the past (along with some Republicans)

  8. Patrick Short said at 10:36 pm on June 30th, 2019:

    Reference to this issue in this weekend’s APP edition, Kate Vallee stated, “Call Monmouth County Freeholders and let them know hate has no place here.” Unfortunately this issue is not about hate. The issue is about an illegal act being committed and a Town or City providing sanctuary to the individual who committed the illegal act. Aren’t individuals escorted from a movie theater when they get caught entering through a side door without using the common port of entry to pay for a ticket. Granted the scale is different but the principle is the same when individuals come into this country illegally. The behavior of the individual is disgusting. And, it is sickening when a Town or City undermines the principle of law and does not take action to support the individual being accountable for their illegal act.

  9. @ Bob English said at 12:11 pm on July 2nd, 2019:

    Yes, the past. But you missed the part about the far left wanting a campaign platform against Trump. So, they won’t do it.

    So, which Democrat candidate for President are you supporting?