After the elections in November 2015, we published an article about the first city in America to elect a Muslim-majority City Council . What makes this story incredible is the fact that the city who elected the Muslim-majority City Council members, used to be a thriving Polish community in Michigan where Polish immigrants would come and become citizens after arriving to the US. Hamtramck is now home to a thriving Muslim community that is working to protect illegals and refugees from Trump’s policies.
It’s good to know that illegal aliens, potential terrorists and their families have a place they can go to and feel “safe” from law enforcement in Hamtramck, MI…As a MI resident, I feel “safer” already…
Hamtramck, MI Public Schools will provide “community resources” and “access to legal services” for any families negatively impacted by President Trump’s policies, according to a statement published in a Detroit newspaper.
“All Hamtramck schools are safe havens with a commitment to help all immigrant families connect with the needed resources to avoid deportation,” Superintendent Thomas Niczay told the Detroit News.
Hamtramck passed a resolution with the “safe haven” designation in January, before Trump even took office.
“As a board and a school district, we thought ahead and wanted to have a resolution in place to make our community know that whatever happens after January, Hamtramck Public Schools will be home away from home for their children,” Hamtramck school board secretary Salah Hadwan, whose family emigrated from Yemen, told the News.
Hamtramck achieved notoriety in November 2015 when it elected the nation’s first Muslim-majority city council, after which it took on the name of “Shariahville” among some Michiganians who saw the town as an example of what they didn’t want their cities to become.
Hamtramck also became one of the first cities to allow a mosque to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer over loudspeakers in 2004, leading many ethnic Polish residents to move out of the city and head for the suburbs. –WND