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Iowa City Officials Discuss Federal Immigration Enforcement

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January 04, 2017 03:51 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa City officials are considering denying local funding for federal immigration enforcement.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icp-c.com/2iAT90L ) reports the City Council has directed City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes to draft a resolution that would in part deny allocation of local resources to federal immigration enforcement.

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The resolution will include exceptions for violent offenders or public safety threats where cooperation with federal immigration officials would be necessary. The council will vote on the resolution after a public-comment period.

But the council stopped short of pursuing a "sanctuary city" label. The council agreed last month to discuss the designation amid requests from community members.

Mayor Jim Throgmorton said during a meeting Tuesday that much of the opposition has come from non-residents, and he wants to proceed cautiously "as a matter of good governance."

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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