- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - A city in Eastern Oregon has declined to become a sanctuary city.

The East Oregonian newspaper reports (https://is.gd/8t1vs6 ) that a resident asked the Pendleton City Council to adopt an American Civil Liberties Union-endorsed list of nine policies and rules that limited local police cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.

Councilman Scott Fairley expressed support, but his motion to adopt the policies failed from a lack of a second.

Police Chief Stuart Roberts told the council that Pendleton - because of state law - already practices many of the policies and rules listed by the ACLU.

Roberts said an exception was a rule that would require immigration enforcement agents to wear duty jackets and make their badges visible at all times while in city facilities.


Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com



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