Sanctuary Cities

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Published on October 3, 2019 -
Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary Cities

Pushing back against president trump's executive action on sanctuary cities.

The order calls for stripping sanctuary cities of federal grant funding and announces sweeping new criteria that could make many more undocumented immigrants priorities for deportation.

It also applies to counties and states.

Clinton county, iowa falls under the "sanctuary city" label -- according to the center for immigration studies.

But county attorney mike wolf says "sanctuary" isn't a label the county has ever given itself.

But he says a request for the county to detain someone should come with a court order, as a matter of due process under the constitution.

He says many neighboring communities take the same position -- and says the county does cooperate with the feds.

" mike wolf/ clinton county attorney "we've talked to other counties throughout the state of iowa too that aren't on the sanctuary list and they do the same thing.

We have never taken that position.

We've always said we'll cooperate with ice, we'll notify ice.

And the only thing we ask in return from ice is if they do need to hold somebody they just do it properly through the courts."" wolf also said holding someone without authority puts the county at risk for lawsuit.

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