A PETITION REQUESTING THE FREEHOLDERS OF
FOR A PUBLIC QUESTION AT THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 2019
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of New Jersey has made it his policy to embrace and promote the “Sanctuary State” movement, which directs county and local law enforcement to ignore federal law with regards to undocumented immigrants resident in the United States illegally; and
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of New Jersey has stated that neither he nor his agents will cooperate with federal agencies in the enforcement of laws designed to protect the citizens of the United States from those here illegally who would violate our laws and endanger our citizens; and
WHEREAS, the actions of the Governor will create less secure and more porous borders, thereby diminishing the security of the United States and its citizens, and allowing the growth and protection of such illegal activities the trafficking in illegal narcotics (including opioids), the trafficking in illegal firearms, and in human trafficking (which is modern slavery) especially the trafficking of women and children for their sexual exploitation; and
WHEREAS, this policy by the Governor of the State of New Jersey and his agents threatens the peace and security of the citizens of the United States of America and the residents of the County of Sussex, in State of New Jersey.
NOW, THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED request that the Board of Chosen Freeholders for the County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, place a public question on the General Election ballot for November 2019, so that the qualified voters of the County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, will have the opportunity to express their opinion and to instruct their government with regards to the policy of the Governor of the State of New Jersey, above.
The QUESTION will state: “The Voters of Sussex County, State of New Jersey, direct the Sheriff of Sussex County and his office to obey the duly enacted laws of the United States of America and all agencies of the federal government with regards to undocumented migrants illegally residing in the United States of America; and to further instruct the Sheriff of Sussex County and his office to ignore those directives from state officers and agencies that seek to undermine federal law in this regard. YES [ ] NO [ ]
The County Clerk will provide notice of this Resolution and the Public Question at the General Election of 2019. The results of Public Question will be tabulated and maintained by the County Clerk. A copy of the results will be forwarded to the Secretary of State of New Jersey. This Resolution shall take effect upon its final passage and publication as required by law.