President Donald Trump has been using his beloved private golf resort Mar-a-Lago as his “Winter White House” and has profited off of it, doubling the membership fee to $200,000 for new members.
While Trump may feel at home in his exclusive resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the local community clearly is not taking kindly to his divisive and destructive policies. The adjacent city of West Palm Beach recently took action to protect its residents from Trump’s agenda.
According to a report from south Florida’s WLRN, West Palm Beach’s city commission just voted to make West Palm Beach a “Welcoming City.” Per the resolution the committee passed, police and other city employees cannot make inquiries into people’s immigration status or reveal it. The resolution was, notably, approved on the same day that Trump’s executive order to keep $4.1 billion from “sanctuary cities” was officially backed by the Department of Justice.
Commented West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, “We want to make sure people know that they are safe here in West Palm Beach, and that this is a place where we want them to be.” Attorney Victoria Mesa-Estrada said that she hopes the resolution eases fears in the local immigrant community about working with police, stating, “Last week I had a client who was talking to me about her daughter being sexually molested. Because the mother is undocumented, she had a real fear of going to the police.” Added school superintendent Robert Avossa, “We don’t ask people about their immigration status—it’s actually against the law to ask that. We don’t know, and neither will we share information with any individual department unless we are required by law, and the school board stands with me on that here in Palm Beach County.” Are you glad that the local community is standing up to Trump’s agenda?