Route 18 in New Bedford to become nation’s first sanctuary highway
In a bold move, New Bedford Mayor Jon Smith, with support of all but one City Council member, decided to turn Route 18 into the nation’s first sanctuary highway.
“People with suspended and revoked licenses live in fear and in the shadows,” stated Mayor Smith. “They are hard working folks and we welcome them to drive on Route 18 without risk of being arrested.”
Per the press release from the city, the sanctuary highway allows people without a licence, or even a suspended/revoked license, to drive without fear on Route 18. New Bedford police officers are not allowed to ask drivers for their license status or cooperate with federal authorities.
“This is just a start!” Continued Mayor Smith. “We plan on pushing to make all roads in New Bedford a safe palce and we will eventually push for a sanctuary harbor and ocean, where hard working fishermen like Carlos “The codfather” Rodriguez are allowed to fish without local and federal interference. He is just fishing the areas other fishermen won’t fish.”
Ian Martins was the sole opposing vote in the City Council. “This is crazy. What the f*ck is going on? Is this fake news?”