Of course, it is a "lost in the woods" municipality, so, supposedly, why would it even consider announcing itself a "sanctuary" for illegal aliens?
The answer can be not further than the luxury lakeside resort located in Cooperstown, NY, the Otesaga Hotel,
which needs to fill in its jobs, and illegal aliens, of course, is the cheapest possible solution to clean hotel rooms and do maintenance, wash dishes and laundry and work as line cooks and waiters.
This lakeside resort, "coincidentally", is well-known for holding conferences for state and federal judges and prosecutors, see e.g.:
here - a "Prosecutor's Training Institute" could not possibly train prosecutors without inviting a Judge of the Court of Appeals to talk about something completely unrelated to the topic of the discussion, and to do that in Cooperstown, where the only place to accommodate a mass of people is Otesaga Resort Hotel:
and here, an annual conference of federal bankruptcy judges was to be held here in 2015
and in 2016
and here, a lawyer from a large law firm announces a "speaking engagement" in Otesaga, to happen tomorrow:
Moreover, Cooperstown, as far as I know, is the home of the Chief Administrative Judge for Upstate New York Michael Coccoma, so he can be on hand in any of these events, enjoying free golfing, tennis and "networking", especially in view of the fact that he is close to mandatory retirement and will need a law firm to pick him up after that.
So, when judges need to get drunk and play golf on the lake, federal laws they are sworn to protect may be disregarded.
It is apparent that this pronouncement of a "sanctuary village" has anything to do with caring about anybody's human rights.
It's the bottom line for the hotel and keeping drunk lakeside binges affordable for judges.
Just visit the hotel's restaurant and see for yourself how many immigrants are employed in the hotel.
Given the "sanctuary village" status the village of Cooperstown now has, right before the start of the Otesaga resort season, consider how many of them may likely be illegal alien, taking jobs right out of the hands of American citizens and legal aliens in this economically depressed area.
Lawful resident and citizen parents appearing in Otsego County Family Court to whom judges try to impute income or order to find a job in that neck of woods, or go to jail for contempt of court, should point out to the judges the employment preference the village of Cooperstown just implicitly announced for illegal aliens - obviously, catering for employment preferences of its three major employers:
- the court system;
- the Baseball Hall of Fame, and
- the Otesaga Resort hotel.