Saturday, September 8, 2007

Tired Of Salt Lake Being A Sanctuary City For Illegal Aliens? Vote Jack Gray For City Council District 4 On September 11th

Note: This post maintained for historical purposes. The ANSWP no longer exists as of 2010, and Jack Gray is not known to be politically active at this time.


What? You didn't know that Salt Lake City is considered a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens? And Provo, too?

Guess what? I didn't learn it from the establishment. The much-ballyhooed Bill O'Reilly posted a "list" of sanctuary cities on BillOReilly.com, but it only listed 38 cities, and Salt Lake and Provo were NOT on the list. Furthermore, his list may not be current; it was last updated in April 2006. So much for O'Reilly - another false-flag spinmeister commissioned to divert our focus from the disease to the symptoms.

Enter the Ohio Jobs & Justice Political Action Committee (OJJPAC). They are an immigration reform activist group who've taken it upon themselves to monitor America's cities and counties to determine their contribution to the illegal alien problem. And their list of sanctuary cities is not only longer than O'Reilly's list, but is more current, last updated on August 27th, 2007. This list is published in full towards the bottom of this post.

And, unlike O'Reilly's list, it includes Salt Lake City and Provo.

Here's OJJPAC's criteria for identifying sanctuary cities:


Despite a 1996 federal law [the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act ( IIRIRA )] that requires local governments to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), many large urban cities (and some small) have adopted so-called "sanctuary policies." Generally, sanctuary policies instruct city employees not to notify the federal government of the presence of illegal aliens living in their communities. The policies also end the distinction between legal and illegal immigration--so illegal aliens often benefit from city services too.

A formal sanctuary policy is a written policy that may have been passed by a local government body in the form of a resolution, ordinance, or administrative action--general or special orders, or departmental policies. Formal sanctuary cities are the easiest to identify since their actions to become a sanctuary city are public record.

An informal sanctuary policy is a policy that does not exist on paper but nonetheless is carried out by government workers (administrative, service, or safety). An informal sanctuary policy is more difficult to document, since no obvious public record exists. Since no public records are available, a local government's (e.g., township, village, or city) actions in regards to interacting with illegal aliens will evidence its "unwritten" policy regarding illegal aliens. Statements and actions by public officials, including safety forces, can indicate what is the unwritten policy.


Now, with a primary election to take place on September 11th, just days away, the politically-aware resident of Salt Lake who is concerned about this problem is naturally wondering what the candidates intend to do about it. Good luck. If you look at the websites of the four leading mayoral candidates, Jenny Wilson, Dave Buhler, Ralph Becker, and Keith Christenson, there is virtually no evidence that this "fearsome foursome" is even aware of the designation of "sanctuary city", never mind what it actually means. And what about city council candidates? Ditto - dry hole!

Unless you live in Salt Lake's District 4.

If you are so lucky, you, and you alone, have a real choice in the September 11th primary election. You have one candidate that has not only uttered the words "illegal" and "alien" during his campaign, but actually TAKES ISSUE with their presence. This candidate even wants to {gasp!} get rid of them! Oy, vey!

And who is this candidate? Jack Gray (pictured above left), who doubles as the leader of the Utah State Unit of the American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP). Gray is the only candidate who has consistently expressed concern with the presence of illegal aliens in the state of Utah in general, and in Salt Lake in particular. On his campaign blog, he pledges to find ways to remove illegals from Salt Lake. I'm not certain if Gray is specifically aware of Salt Lake's official status as a "sanctuary city", but based on his public opposition to illegal immigration, you can be assured that once he becomes aware of it, he will find out how it came to pass and craft legislation designed to correct it.

The news media continues to censor Gray's campaign to a significant degree. Just this week, the Salt Lake City Weekly published a profile of all Salt Lake City candidates, to include those running for District 4. They did not include a profile on Jack Gray, claiming that Gray failed to return phone calls (if they tried to call him during that brief time when he was having cell phone problems which temporarily knocked his websites off line, that could be an explanation). So to compensate for the lack of media publicity, I will repost once again the background information I have:


Here is some background information on Jack Gray, courtesy of the Utahamicus Blog. Gray grew up in an activist family in West Valley City, Utah. His family was always politically aware, and he frequently volunteered for various political campaigns, with the intent of running for office at some point in the future. He served in the military for three years, which included 18 months in Germany. Gray also holds a Political Science degree from the University of Utah and considers himself a First Amendment activist.

The earliest record of political activity on Gray's part that I could find was back in 2001, when the Utah Chronicle published his
letter to the editor in which he discloses his efforts to contribute to the political diversity of the local community by distributing Creativity and National Alliance literature. He served as the Utah contact for the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC), hosting a visit by its leader, Matt Hale, in June 2001, and also associated with the National Socialist White People's Party. The Anti-Defamation League also disclosed that Gray attempted to organize pro-white rallies at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics.

In 2003, while working as a full-time night custodian at the
HPER West building, Gray launched his first try for elective office, running for the District 4 seat on the Salt Lake City Council. Gray cited his efforts at helping Rocky Anderson get elected mayor of Salt Lake as part of his experience portfolio, and pledged to use his influence to help college graduates find jobs. In response to a 2003 Deseret News candidate questionnaire, he pledged to combat crime by funding and hiring more police officers, to encourage more home ownership by promoting HUD programs designed to encourage it and finding ways to lower interest rates, and to revitalize downtown by supporting the mixed-use development scheme at The Gateway, a "New Urbanist"-style community several blocks west of downtown which sprung up around the old Union Pacific train station. He finished fourth in a field of four with 180 votes, or 7.23% of the total. A Utah Daily Chronicle article provides more details.

In 2006, Gray launched a second attempt at elective office, this time running for the District 25 Seat of the Utah House of Representatives. He chose to run as a Democrat. He expressed considerable interest in environmental issues. He wanted to enact legislation designed to regulate mercury content and lower pollution levels in the Great Salt Lake, as well as improve air quality by seeking ways to reduce pollution. Because of its "bowl" shape, the Salt Lake Valley is subject to periodic smog outbreaks during the winter when inversions set up, trapping colder, polluted air in the lower levels of the atmosphere. Gray also wanted to increase funding for the
Division of Air Quality to re-establish monitors which had been closed as a result of previous budget cuts, and for open spaces which are part of the LeRay McAllister Open Space Fund. However, this agenda evidently did not impress voters, and public revelations of his positions on race greased the skids for his loss in the primary election to Christine Johnson, who ultimately prevailed in the general election.
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The American National Socialist Workers Party advocates social conservatism. They are opposed to the promotion and protection of the homosexual lifestyle. They demand that illegals be identified, collected, and deported. So you can be assured that Jack Gray's similar position on these issues is based upon personal conviction and not mere political expediency. District 4 - you have a REAL choice on September 11th.



Now here's OJJPAC's master list of sanctuary cities:

Alaska

Anchorage (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
Fairbanks (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service) [Mayor of Fairbanks disputes the listing. However, OJJPAC has verified the listing of Fairbanks, Alaska, as having a sanctuary policy by the Congressional Research Service in an 2005 report. OJJPAC has requested that the city administration forward its policy demonstrating that it is not a sanctuary city--but none has been forwarded as of 8-9-07.]


Arizona

Chandler, AZ (Added 5/30/07, Congressional Research Service Report, 2006)
Phoenix, AZ


California

Bell Gardens, CA
City of Industry, CA
City of Commerce, CA
Cypress, CA
Davis CA
Diamond Bar, CA (6/26/07 Disputed by city. Currently being researched to verify.)
Downey, CA
Fresno, CA (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
Lakewood, CA
Los Angeles, CA (Congressional Research Service)
Long Beach, CA
Lynwood, CA
Maywood, CA
Montebello, CA
National City, CA
Norwalk, CA
Oakland, CA (Added 8-27-07. Source: 4/25/07 story by KCBS 740 AM. Link here.)
Paramount, CA
Pico Rivera, CA
So. Gate, CA
San Bernardino, Ca. (Added 6/7/07, reader submitted)
San Diego, CA (Congressional Research Service)
Santa Cruz, CA (Added 5/30/07, documented by KSBW news)
San Francisco, CA (Congressional Research Service)
San Jose, CA (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
Sonoma County, CA (Congressional Research Service)
Vernon, CA
Watsonville, CA (Added 5/30/07, documented by KSBW news)
Wilmington, CA


Colorado

Aurora, CO
Commerce City, CO
Denver, CO (Congressional Research Service)
Durango, CO (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
Federal Heights, CO
Fort Collins CO
Lafayette, CO (Added 6/3/07, documented by reader)
Thornton, CO
Westminster, CO


Connecticut

New Haven, CT (Added 6/4/07. TV News 8: City council votes 25-1 to issue ID cards to illegals)
Springfield CT (Disputed)


Florida

DeLeon Springs, FL
Deltona, Fl
Miami, FL
Sanford, FL (7-23-07. Listing disputed by City of Sanford, under review.)


Georgia

Dalton, GA (Added 5/30/07. 6/18/07 Listing disputed as inaccurate by the City of Dalton, GA. Currently being researched.)


Illinois

Chicago, IL (Congressional Research Service)
Cicero, IL (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
Evanston, IL (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)


Massachusetts

Cambridge, Mass. (Source: Boston Globe. First passed resolution in 1985)
Chelsea, Mass. (Added: 8-14-07 Source: Chelsea government website with text of sanctuary policy.)
Orleans, Mass. (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)


Maine

Portland (Added 5/31/07 Note: Maine resident reported that Portland city council passed sanctuary legislation)
State of Maine (Added 5/31/07 Note: Maine resident reported that the governor signed a sanctuary executive order)

Maryland
Baltimore, MD (Congressional Research Service)
Gaithersburg, MD
Takoma Park, MD (Reported that City ordinance passed some 20 years ago; Congressional Research Service)


Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
Detroit, MI (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)


Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (Congressional Research Service)
St. Paul, MN
Worthington, MN (Added 5-30-07 Note: This is where a Swift plant was raided by ICE in December, 2006)


Nevada

Reno (Added 5-31-07)


New Jersey

Bridgeton, NJ (Added 6-3-07) [7-27-07 Disputed by a reputed farm worker advocate, see note below.]
Camden, NJ
Fort Lee, NJ
Hightstown, NJ (Added 5-30-07)
Jersey City, NJ
Newark, NJ (Added 6-3-07)
North Bergen, NJ
Trenton, NJ
Union City, NJ
West New York, NJ


New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service; 8-14-07 KOB-TV 4 Eyewitness News report)
Rio Ariba County, NM (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
Santa Fe, NM (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)


New York

Bay Shore, NY
Brentwood, NY
Central Islip, NY
Farmingville, NY
New York City, NY
Peekskill, NY [Disputed, being researched]
Riverhead, NY
Shirly/Mastic, NY
Spring Valley Village, NY (Added 7-25-07)
Uniondale, NY
Westbury, NY


North Carolina

Charlotte, NC
Durham, NC (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
Raleigh, NC
Winston-Salem, NC


Ohio

Columbus, OH (7/5/07 Source: 5/10/07 Columbus Dispatch article stating illegal aliens in misdemeanor cases are not reported to ICE)
Painesville, OH (7-19-07 Source: 7-18-07 Cleveland Scene article) [8-9-07 Disputed by Painesville's City Manager, under review.]


Oklahoma

Oklahoma City (de facto)
Tulsa (6-3-07 Note: Tulsa city council is discussing changing its sanctuary policy.)


Oregon

State of Oregon * (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service) *(See note below)
Ashland, OR (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)
Gaston, OR (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)
Marion County, OR (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)
Portland, OR


Texas

Austin, TX (Congressional Research Service)
Baytown, TX (6-13-07 Local reader observation)
Brownsville, TX
Channelview, TX (6-13-07 Local reader observation)
Denton, TX
Dallas, TX
El Cenizo, TX (6-13-07 Congressional Research Service)
Ft.Worth, TX
Houston, TX (Congressional Research Service)
Katy, TX (Congressional Research Service)
Laredo, TX
Mcallen, TX
Port Arthur, TX (6-13-07 Reader/resident observation)
San Antonio, TX [Note: The Sanctuary status of San Antonio is disputed, being researched.]


Utah

Provo, UT
Salt Lake City, UT


Virginia

Fairfax County, VA
Virginia Beach, VA (Added 6/3/07)


Washington

Seattle, WA (Added 5/30/07; Congressional Research Service)


Wisconsin

Madison, WI (Congressional Research Service)


Wyoming

Jackson Hole, WY

Washington, D.C.

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