Chicago Tribune: Groups help defend Gary against challenge to its 'welcoming city' immigration ordinance

 

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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