- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The Durango city council has unanimously passed a resolution stating that the city is not — and has never been — a sanctuary city.

The Durango Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1IX70a8 ) that Durango has been listed online as a “sanctuary city” that shelters immigrants living in the country illegally. Such cities attracted national attention after an immigrant in the country illegally allegedly shot a woman in San Francisco, a sanctuary city.

A spokesman for the Durango Police Department says they will generally call federal immigration officials if someone in the country illegally is arrested for a felony or a violent misdemeanor.

A 2004 resolution states that the city will not use municipal resources to find, apprehend or deport immigrants, but the police chief says the city never did that to begin with.

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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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