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Proposed Response to Executive Order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2017 at 2:07 pm

This is a very rough draft of a resolution I intend to introduce at the next Village Board Meeting. It is very much a work in progress.  Please post any and all suggestions in comments.

Whereas any way forward for the North Country economy requires welcoming people from other countries as tourists, visitors, residents, teachers, students, and businesses owners,

Whereas refugees founded, built and have improved the Village of Canton for its entire 171-year history,

Whereas the Village of Canton continues to be culturally and economically enriched by refugees and migrants from other countries and their descendants,

We the Board of Trustees of the Village of Canton hereby condemn the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” and urge our local, state, and federal elected officials to work immediately to stop its implementation and ameliorate the damage already done.

If you have suggestions for further action, I am all ears.

If you have criticisms or think this is a terrible idea, I value your opinion as well.