- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The city of Santa Ana has adopted a law to become a sanctuary city and protect immigrants regardless of their legal status.

The Orange County Register reports (https://bit.ly/2jx1Ytn ) that the city council voted 6-0 Tuesday for the ordinance.

The law requires the city of 335,000 people to implement policies to ban the use of city resources for immigration enforcement and prevent biased policing.

After Donald Trump’s election on promises to build a border wall and step up deportations, Santa Ana passed a resolution declaring itself a safe haven for immigrants, then moved forward to draft and adopt the law.

Santa Ana has previously said it is phasing out a contract to house immigrant detainees for the federal government at its jail.

Nearly half the city’s residents are foreign-born.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com


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