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City Council Declares Palm Springs A 'Sanctuary City'

PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - The Palm Springs City Council last night (Wednesday) approved a resolution proclaiming it as a sanctuary city.
   The resolution makes it easier for people to understand what the
city's policies are and to use the words ``sanctuary city,'' Mayor Pro Tem
Geoff Kors said, according to The Desert Sun.
   ``This doesn't change anything in our existing law," Kors said.
   The resolution was approved 4-1 with Mayor Robert Moon voting no.
   Moon talked about the city not having a jail and that anyone taken
into custody is often transferred to Indio.
   ``I don't think it's really necessary to designate ourselves as a
sanctuary city,'' Moon said, citing the city's lack of a jail and that anyone
taken into custody is often transferred to Indio.
   Sanctuary cities generally limit cooperation with federal immigration
officials by prohibiting their employees from asking about immigration status
or prohibiting jails from coordinating with federal immigration authorities,
except in cases involving inmates convicted of violent crimes, according to The
Desert Sun.
   Sanctuary policies do not prevent federal authorities from carrying
out raids or investigations.

CNS-02-06-2019 22:51

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