The Lawrence City Commission is discussing whether to limit how police cooperate with federal immigration agents.
During a meeting Tuesday, the commission will discuss the proposed draft ordinance with city staff, which will then bring a proposed city ordinance back to the commission for a vote. The Lawrence Journal-World reports a local group proposed last year that Lawrence become a sanctuary city, and that police refuse to enforce requests from immigration agents unless they involve a crime.
Police Chief Gregory Burns says a draft policy for the department says police won’t help hold a person based solely on if that person has a federal immigration detainer.
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