The following is an excerpt from NJ.com originally published January 30, 2017.
Also on the panel was Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, who said legislators in Trenton needed to enact more robust resistance against Trump's measures -- and should take the step of declaring New Jersey a so-called "sanctuary state." Throughout the state and country, municipalities have declared themselves "sanctuary cities," vowing to protect noncriminal, unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
"We need our elected officials to toughen up and protect our immigrants," said Kaper-Dale, a Green Party gubernatorial candidate who has been at the forefront of resettling refugees who have come to New Jersey.