HR Council Goes With Different Language For Inclusiveness Resolution

Hood River City Councilors sent a resolution to staff for revisions to declare that the City is inclusive and will not act as an arm of federal immigration authorities, but it won’t declare Hood River a “Sancutary City.”  Mayor Paul Blackburn says they are using advice from the state immigration rights group CAUSA to make the declaration that Hood River is “an inclusive city in solidarity with other sanctuary cities.”  He adds they want it known they stand with immigrants living in the area, but the term sanctuary “carries with it the implication if immigration enforcement were to arrive we would bar the door and not let them in, which is, of course, something we can’t do.”  The resolution will come back to the Council at their next meeting on January 23.  Blackburn noted the Council has already made its decision to proceed with the resolution, so it will probably be placed on the consent agenda.  

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