More than 300 restaurants in cities across the country have joined the anti-Trump “Sanctuary Restaurants” movement, according to a report from the Washington Examiner.
The organization is run by a “legal group for restaurant workers and a ‘Latinx’ advocacy organization,” it said, noting that the number 300 is significant, because it represents the number of “sanctuary cities” currently steadfast in their refusal to cooperate with immigration officials regarding the detention and deportation of criminal illegal aliens.
Organized by ROC (Restaurant Opportunities Centers United) and Presente.org, a press release put out by Sanctuary Restaurants states that the group is “an affirming project designed to welcome all, is not a legal distinction. Rather, it is a symbolic overture to restaurant workers, employers, and customers who seek a safe place.”
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Participating restaurants are primarily located in “sanctuary” cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., Denver, and Los Angeles. It is believed President Trump’s continuing efforts to crack down on criminal illegal aliens has caused the organization to grow.
According to the group’s statement on their website:
“We stand by restaurant workers, owners, and consumers and respect their dignity, human rights, and contributions to our industry and our nation – including immigrants, refugees, people of all genders, faiths, races, abilities, and sexual orientations. We have zero tolerance for sexism, racism, and xenophobia. We believe that there is a place at the table for everyone. Sanctuary Restaurants is a joint project of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United and Presente.org with the participation of thousands of workers, diners, and allies nationwide. Note: Sanctuary Restaurants is not a legal designation. We offer support and resources to workers, restaurants, and consumers to help create the inclusive and equitable world we want to see.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
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