- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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 (https://bit.ly/2oJxNPb) 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.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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