Small town of Plainfield adopts sanctuary status for illegal aliens

Michael Bielawski Vermont Watchdog PLAINFIELD, Vt. — The rural community of Plainfield on Tuesday joined an increasing number of Vermont jurisdictions considered to be “sanctuary communities” for illegal aliens. The change was adopted in a non-binding resolution put before voters on Town Meeting Day. The resolution passed by a 67-13 vote. Andy Robinson, a local immigrant rights activist, led the…

Gov. Scott to bring sanctuary-state policies, minus the name

Emma Lamberton  Vermont Watchdog Vermont’s new Republican governor is fighting President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban, saying the executive orders “crossed ethical lines.” “This is push back. I don’t think it’s right, and it’s not who we are as Americans,” Gov. Phil Scott said Monday while addressing businesspeople and elected officials at a Rutland Chamber of…