Imperial Beach, CA mayor withdraws from “Welcoming City” program
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 24, 2016
This just goes to show what a handful of citizens can do when they put their minds to it! In California, no less! citizens learned that their mayor and council had signed a “Welcoming cities” proclamation last month.
Having none of it, the citizens pushed back and just yesterday, the Mayor rescinded the proclamation. Hat tip: Brenda.
Here is one news story at KUSI News two days ago.
IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) — The mayor of Imperial Beach is under attack. A small group of people are accusing him of inviting refugees with an official proclamation.
The mayor himself is a little shocked. He believes it’s a big misunderstanding.
It may be a laid back little beach town, but Imperial Beach suddenly finds itself in the middle of an international hot topic.
Last month, Mayor Serge Dedina issued a proclamation, declaring Imperial Beach to be a “Welcoming City.”
The “Welcoming Communities” program is an Obama initiative intended to resettle large numbers of refugees from Syria, the rest of the Middle East and Latin America in cities and towns across America as part of his “fundamental transformation.”
At the time, Mayor Dedina thought it was pretty harmless, but some people believe it goes deeper than that.
They’re suspicious that the words, “welcoming city,” is another way of saying, “sanctuary city.”
No sense wandering in the weeds regarding the definitions because for the average American it is pretty much the same thing! Welcoming cities are sanctuary cities and vice versa.
Yesterday, the mayor put out this press release:
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