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Modeled After Pioneer Montclair, Bloomfield Council Approves 'Fair and Welcoming Bloomfield' Resolution

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield township council unanimously approved the 'Fair and Welcoming Bloomfield' at the February 27 council meeting. 

The resolution reads, in part "Our diversity is a source of our municipality’s strength and the Bloomfield Township Council is committed to ensuring that all our residents can live and pursue their livelihoods in peace and prosperity."

The resolution states that the use of local law enforcement to facilitate immigration issues can create gaps in the trust between the police department and immigrant communities. It also states that "undue collaboration between local law enforcement and ICE will make immigrants less likely to report crimes, act as witnesses in criminal investigations and prosecutions, and provide intelligence to law enforcement."

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The resolution continues "  local police and government agents will not enforce federal immigration law nor help facilitate ICE deportations, except where legally required to do so."

The resolution further states that Bloomfield is committed to "insuring that all are treated fairly and without discrimination or profiling based on actual or perceived national origin, immigration status, race, ethnic, language proficiency, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, housing status, financial status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, criminal history, or status as a veteran is a priority for our community."

 

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