March 2, 2018
By Becky Jacobs and Craig Lyons
Two national groups have come to Gary’s defense against a challenge to its “welcoming city” ordinance.
The city has partnered with Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and the Protection and the Public Rights Project to fight against a legal challenge to Gary’s “welcoming city” ordinance. The lawsuit, filed by the Bopp Law Firm in Terre Haute, claimed the designation violates a 2011 Indiana by limiting “local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities,” court records said, but the city’s defense team says the filing is just part of a “nationwide effort to roll back” welcoming city and sanctuary city designations…. Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.
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