The first peaceful protest to Mayor Finizio’s Executive Order to turn New London into a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants meets Wed, Jan 18th at 7:45 AM at the Garde Theater entrance on State St to petition the mayor at Finizio’s State of New London address hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Please drop by to sign a petition and tell Finizio to rescind this executive order.
Although he never publicly announced his plan to turn New London into a Sanctuary City to harbor illegals, Finizio said it was a political promise he had to keep. Who did he make this promise to and why would Daryl make such a radical and unpopular executive order? For many voters this executive order is a shocking betrayal. A charter change that was meant to improve our city has been usurped by a New London outsider who seems hell bent on disenfranchising the majority of residents who were surprised that there was no public discussion prior to the mayor’s announcement.
Illegal immigrants come in many nationalities. They are here illegally because they have ignored the Federal laws that protect our country from criminal activity and health, welfare and security threats. What right does Mayor Finizio have to dictate that our police cannot utilize Federal law to protect our city from these threats?
If these orders have the same effect they did in New Haven, we can expect a significant increase in bloodshed as violent crime increases. Moreover, New Haven’s poor blacks and veterans have been hit hardest by losing jobs to illegals. Unemployment and poverty is hitting record numbers. The cost of municipal services needed to cover the many social issues can also be expected to increase. Resources that should go to help our elderly, education system and badly deteriorating infrastructure, will be squandered to address the crises Finizio created. All of us will suffer.
Look at New Haven, Connecticut’s other sanctuary city: For three years the unemployment rate has risen at twice the national rate – with poor and lower middle-class blacks affected the most. New Haven’s murder, assault and robbery rates doubled and the city is now the 4th most dangerous in the US, according to FBI stats, it has replaced Hartford as Connecticut’s murder capital, for the first time this year.
New London is on the same Interstate-95 corridor with similar transportation options and an abundance of non-owner occupied rental housing, just like New Haven. We already have enough violent criminals and gang activity. We already have high taxes and too little money to address the needs of our municipality. Imagine all of our most serious issues magnified and doubled or tripled! That is what will happen unless Finizio is stopped, now. Please help save New London from becoming another New Haven. Stop Finizio now by signing our petition Wednesday morning, join our peaceful protest and let your voice be heard.