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City's Human Relations Commission discusses sanctuary city status

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There's a push now to make Tucson a sanctuary city, even as President Donald Trump tries to crackdown on them.

Tucson's Human Relations Commission, which works closely with immigrants, is behind the latest push.

The commission said if Tucson proclaims itself a sanctuary city, it will give immigrants more confidence they're in a safe place, especially when they send their kids to school.

"We feel on principle, you know, especially our schools should be safe places," a commission member said. "We think that you know health care and things like that are human rights."
As of now, Tucson is an immigrant friendly city.

A federal judge recently blocked the Trump administration from withholding federal money from cities that don't follow immigration law

Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero said with the judge's recent ruling, Tucson will keep pushing its long-standing policy which doesn't discriminate.

The Tucson HRC discussed the issue at a public meeting Wednesday night. The next step would be to meet with city council members to try to convince them.

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