After three hours of sometimes-emotional public comment from both sides of the issue, a divided council passed the resolution by a 5-3 margin.
A society that grants rights and privileges to some but not all is unjust; and an unjust society is unsafe for all its members.
It may be a non-binding memorializing resolution, but a proposal by Mayor Steve Noble to declare Kingston a “sanctuary city” — welcoming to immigrants regardless of legal status — is generating debate and opposition as it heads to the Common Council floor next week.
Several weeks ago, a divided Common Council committee approved a resolution pushed by Mayor Steve Noble to declare Kingston a “sanctuary
Next up for the controversial resolution which states city won’t probe most people’s immigration status: The full Common Council.
Noble said his communication to the Common Council was prompted by requests from local clergy and the nonprofit law firm Worker Justice Center that he consider a Sanctuary City declaration in response to the election of Donald Trump as president.