Skip to comments.Michigan capital reconsiders the word 'sanctuary'
Posted on 04/12/2017 6:18:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Michigans capital could rescind its decision to deem itself a sanctuary city over concerns the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing.
The City Council was holding a special session Wednesday evening to reconsider its unanimous vote last week to call itself a sanctuary. The term sanctuary city has no legal definition and varies in application, but it generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police dont ask for peoples immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order.
After last weeks vote, council members received a letter from the Lansing Regional Chamber and Michigan Chamber of Commerce urging them to remove references to sanctuary city from its resolution. The dispute over the term sanctuary city comes as several cities are battling President Donald Trumps promised crackdown on places that block cooperation between their police departments and U.S. immigration authorities.
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