- 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.


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

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