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    New Mexico's largest city curbs federal immigration agents' powers to deport illegals

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    New Mexico's largest city curbs federal immigration agents' powers to deport illegals

    By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News

    Judge blocks Trump administration's crackdown against sanctuary cities



    The city of Albuquerque passed measures on Monday that curb federal officials’ authority to deport illegal immigrants.

    Albuquerque’s council, controlled by Democrats, voted 6-3 in support of a measure preventing federal immigration officials from entering the city-operated areas without a warrant, Reuters reported.


    The move came just a week after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration effort to withhold funds from sanctuary cities.

    Albuquerque City Council@ABQCityCouncil

    Council amends and approves R-18-7; strengthening Albuquerque’s status as an Immigrant Friendly City

    6:47 PM - Apr 16, 2018 · Albuquerque, NM



    The council also prohibited city workers, including police officers, from collecting information on residents’ immigration status and banned the city from spending on federal immigration law enforcement, the outlet reported.

    The council meeting brought a number of speakers from the public, with some supporting the council’s intention to enact measures protecting illegal immigrants, while others said the initiatives will put people in danger.


    “This is not an issue of racism,” one city resident told councilors, according to The Albuquerque Journal. “Every one of you took an oath when you took office to protect the laws and the Constitution. This is not a matter of being cool.

    This is a matter of doing what’s right.”


    Officials said the initiatives were designed to make New Mexico’s largest city “immigrant friendly,” as nearly half of the population in the state is Hispanic or Latino – the highest level in any U.S. state – according to the U.S. Census.


    New Mexico is also reportedly among the states with the largest population of illegal immigrants.


    The council approved a resolution claiming that Albuquerque is a “safe place for immigrants from all countries, as well as for war refugees, people of color, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.”


    President Donald Trump has repeatedly pushed to crackdown on states that have enacted measures aimed to protect illegal immigrants and curb the federal government’s powers to enforce immigration laws.

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    "Immigrant Friendly"...LOL

    YOU MEAN ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL, DO WHAT YOU WANT, FREE PASS DESTROY OUR CITY UN-FRIENDLY!

    Thousands of gangs in New Mexico, major crime, poverty and violence!

    They will steal the tailgate off your truck and sell it...happened to my friend.

    WHAT IS SO "FRIENDLY" ABOUT THAT!!!

    THEY EVEN HAVE THE NERVE AND ARE EMPOWERED TO GO INTO THE LOCAL RV RESORTS AND STEAL THE RV'S AND CARS FROM TOURISTS GOING THROUGH! Google it!

    "RESIDENTS"??? THEY ARE NOT RESIDENTS...THEY ARE CRIMINAL LYING THIEVING LYING TRESPASSERS THAT ARE NOT LEGAL RESIDENTS OF OUR COUNTRY!
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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    They're in a big surprise of who is in charge of this issue.
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    New Mexico city digs in on immigrant protections

    Mary Hudetz, Associated Press
    Updated 6:13 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018


    Photo: Mary Hudetz, AP
    Nora Hernandez, left, of the immigrant advocacy group New Mexico Dream Team, speaks with Javier Solis, a local high school senior, ahead of a City Council meeting on whether to bolster immigrant friendly policies in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday, April 17, 2018.
    The Albuquerque City Council voted to enact immigrant friendly policies at the meeting, including one that that would bar federal immigration agents from prisoner transport centers without a warrant, and another that would prevent city workers from asking about people's immigration status.




    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque is a step closer to enacting policies that would bar federal immigration agents from prisoner transport centers without a warrant and prevent city workers, including police, from asking about people's immigration status.

    The city council's vote to make Albuquerque more "immigrant friendly" Monday follows a recent federal court ruling that bars the U.S. Justice Department from favoring cities that cooperate with immigration officials for policing grants over cities with so-called sanctuary laws, which limit how local authorities' cooperate with federal immigration officers.


    It still must be signed by Mayor Tim Keller, a Democrat who took office late last year. Here's a look at what the bill's sponsors say about it and who it impacts.


    SANCTUARY STATUS
    Sponsors of the measure have attempted to underscore that the bill is simply a reaffirmation of the long-held stance on immigrants in New Mexico's largest city, which is home to a quarter of the population in the rural border state.

    They have avoided saying they are pushing for sanctuary city policies, with the argument that the term "sanctuary" implies the city will not hand over any immigration information in its possession to federal authorities.


    Instead, the Albuquerque measure takes a different approach, according to Council Member Pat Davis, a bill sponsor.


    "What our bill simply says is, 'We comply with the federal law that requires us to turn over information if we have it,'" Davis said, who is also running for Congress as a Democrat.

    "We're just not going to have it."


    The term "sanctuary city" has become a flashpoint in the debate over how local governments cooperate with President Donald Trump's hard-line stance on immigration enforcement.

    Former Mayor Richard Berry, a Republican, pushed back against notions that Albuquerque was a sanctuary city, and allowed immigration agents to use a small space within the Prisoner Transport Center to check the immigration status of people arrested by police.


    The new Albuquerque resolution bans immigration officers from any non-public area of city property without a warrant that expressly gives them access to the area.


    WHO'S AFFECTED

    Proponents of the measure argue immigrants bolster the state's economy. A draft of the resolution cites studies showing immigrants' economic contributions, including Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy data showing unauthorized immigrants paid $101.5 million in state and local taxes in 2010 alone.

    In 2016, immigrants made up more than 12 percent of the state's workforce, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Other institute numbers show 9 percent of New Mexico residents were born in another country. Roughly 120,000 immigrants — or 6 percent of state residents — were not U.S. citizens.


    SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS

    Dozens of people gave emotional testimony in support of the bill Monday night before the city council voted, with many wearing stickers saying "Somos Todo New Mexico" — meaning, "We are all New Mexico."

    Javier Solis, a local high school senior, said the measure would mark a step toward making all city residents equal.

    Councilwoman Diane Gibson said she was voting in support of the bill, in part, because of longtime economic concerns.

    Opponents argue the bill would put Albuquerque out of step with federal law. It also could potentially jeopardize hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding for police officers, should the Justice Department eventually prevail in its push to withhold federal funds from sanctuary and immigrant friendly cities.


    "The radical proposal to turn Albuquerque into a sanctuary city is a plain attempt to shield criminals from the law," state GOP Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi said. "At a time when city leaders are fighting one of the worst crime rates in history, these radical attempts by our most left-wing politicians to undermine law enforcement and protect criminals are unthinkable."

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    Immigration Authorities Criticize Albuquerque Measure

    Federal immigration authorities are criticizing a measure to strengthen immigrant friendly policies in New Mexico's largest city.

    April 18, 2018, at 12:33 p.m.


    Immigration Authorities Criticize Albuquerque Measure



    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal immigration authorities are criticizing an Albuquerque measure to strengthen immigrant friendly policies, saying the proposal would undermine public safety and make New Mexico's largest city a safe haven for people living in the country illegally.

    The Albuquerque City Council voted Monday to bar federal agents from prisoner transport centers without a warrant and prevent city workers, including police, from asking about people's immigration status.

    The bill's sponsors describe it as an attempt to reaffirm the city's "immigrant friendly" status at a time when the Trump administration is seeking to crack down on unauthorized border crossings.

    An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said Wednesday that the agency seeks "straightforward cooperation" from law enforcement agencies to enforce immigration laws, and that "misguided municipal directives" undermine those efforts.

    The bill still must be approved by Mayor Tim Keller.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...uerque-measure

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