D.C. sub­ur­ban town votes to be­come ‘sanc­tu­ary city’

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

A city coun­cil in the Mary­land sub­urbs of Wash­ing­ton has voted to be­come a “sanc­tu­ary city.”

The Hyattsville City Coun­cil voted 8-2 on Mon­day night to adopt an or­di­nance that bars lo­cal of­fi­cials from en­forc­ing fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion laws.

The vote comes af­ter Pres­i­dent Trump signed an ex­ec­u­tive or­der in Jan­uary warn­ing that sanc­tu­ary ju­ris­dic­tions will lose fed­eral grants.

Un­der the or­di­nance, city of­fi­cials can­not ask about any­one’s im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus or dis­crim­i­nate against any­one on the ba­sis of that sta­tus.

City of­fi­cials also are barred from us­ing city re­sources “to sup­port fed­eral civil im­mi­gra­tion en­force­ment op­er­a­tions or ac­tiv­i­ties.”

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