Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The big myth debunked for good: No, Lake Worth isn't and never was a "sanctuary city"

From the Center for Immigration Studies is a map of all the sanctuary cities. Lake Worth is not on the map. So that's that. Please spread the word and end this nonsense once and for all. I repeat: Lake Worth IS NOT a sanctuary city.

Lake Worth never officially became a sanctuary city despite what Cara Jennings says. It's not true. It was long a hope of former commissioners Cara Jennings, JoAnn Golden and Suzanne Mulvehill that it would be (all candidates supported by The Obtuse Blogger [TOB]). Former City Manager Stanton was here while the Day Labor Center was operating at what is now the Armory Art Annex. It was also under her direction that the City hired day laborers for odd tasks here and there. Then-Commissioner Jennings told of how the Labor Center served the "entire city" and that we should be glad that we have it due to the state of the economy at the time.

Below is a visit I made to the "labor center" and notice the 'hustle and bustle' of activity:

The Labor Center lasted about a year while those three previously mentioned commissioners were in office. Then the City had to address repairs to the building upon the center's departure. There were also expenses incurred in preparing for a Labor Center that the city never recouped. Other than the city commission not extending a lease for the center, former City Manager Stanton did little to thwart the efforts of her friendly commissioners.