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.
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."
Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/
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Updated: January 04, 2017 03:51 PM
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