To Make Delaware A Safer State For All
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Under the extreme right-wing leadership of our commander in chief, Delaware residents are fearing for their families and their future. We need to make sure that Delaware does not expend any time or resources in this witch hunt being perpetuated by our federal government, particularly in these times of a huge budget deficit. Our economy and our citizens cannot tolerate this type of xenophobic demagoguery that is being handed down. Our Governor, John Carney, needs to clearly and forcefully say that this is not the way we handle immigration in Delaware. Please sign this petition if you support making Delaware a Safe State. This would stop us from using limited state resources to create fear and widen the divide among our diverse populations.
In a time of budget crisis, we should not be expending limited resources into this endeavour. If all unauthorized immigrants were removed from Delaware, the state would lose $949 million in economic activity, and $421.5 million in gross state product according to a report by the Perryman Group. We cannot afford to turn our backs on this population and allow them to continue to either live in fear, or flee our state.
Our Delaware citizens need to feel safe and know that they can rely on state and local authorities to help them in their times of need. If they are unsure about who they can trust, they are likely to trust no one, which could lead to increased unreported incidents of violence, drug activities, and/or domestic disputes. This not only makes areas of our state less safe for immigrants, it makes it unsafe for all of us.
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