Virginia City Mulls Non-Sanctuary City Resolution
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - One of Virginia's largest cities could officially declare that it's not a "sanctuary city" for immigrants.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that city officials in Chesapeake are considering drafting a resolution.
City Councilman Robert Ike says it would send a message to undocumented workers. Others say it's unnecessary and could send the wrong message to immigrant communities.
Sanctuary cities limit their cooperation with the federal government's enforcement of immigration laws.
A federal judge in California on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut off federal funding to such jurisdictions.
A City Council vote would be required to adopt such a resolution in Chesapeake.