Congrats to Urbana for Being a Sanctuary City!

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Congrats to Urbana for re-affirming our status as a Sanctuary City! An original resolution was passed in 1986 designating the city a refuge for Central American refugees. One of those who took part in the earlier campaign, Francis Boyle, University of Illinois law professor, spearheaded an effort to renew it in the wake of Trump’s election. The Immigration Forum and other community members also spoke out in support. On December 19, 2016, Urbana City Council passed a resolution updating the original statement. Urbana joins others like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle that have¬†declared themselves Sanctuary Cities.

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Brian Dolinar has been a community journalist since 2004.
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