ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau signed an executive order to make Roselle a “Sanctuary City” during the Boroughs council meeting on Wednesday night.
“Our police were involved with and they sat down with our municipal attorney and myself before we even considered presenting this to the council, “said Mayor Dansereau. “I am very pleased, how lucky we are to be living in this town who is operated and respected its immigrant population for decades and has is not adhered and will not adhere to some of the horrible things happening in other places.”
It was Mayor Dansereau, who spearheaded the “Municipal id Card Program” and signed it immediately into law in the fall of 2015 before a packed room of residents. That law was quickly put into action at the towns library.
NJ State Assemblywoman Annette Quijano spoke to the council in support of the Mayors decision to take steps to protect the undocumented residents in the community. “By passing this executive order you will be joining a growing list of other communities that are standing up to protect their neighbors,” said Quijano.
Mayor Dansereau’s reading of the executive order, her remarks and the views of Council members and Assemblywoman Quijano’s remarks can be viewed in full in the video below.