For those that missed the Wednesday’s (5/31) Ch. 3 6 o’clock news, there was a brief mention of City Attorney McNeil’s findings about the proposed Sanctuary City. Here’s the text from the segment:
Burlington’s Attorney has completed his research into how the city can become a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Mayor Bob Kiss suggested the move earlier this month at an immigration rally as a way for illegal aliens to reside in Burlington without fear of deportation. City Attorney Joe McNeil says his research into the legal issues indicate the criminal laws must be enforced — but the civil laws regarding immigration issues are more complicated. ((tape 310 tc 11:34 Joseph McNeil/Burlingtonj City Attorney:”There’ll be no recommendation from the City Attorney’s Office that would involve anything less than full enforcement of our criminal laws. And with regard to the civil statutes there’s a great deal of policy discussion that will have to take place between the research that we found and any implementation. So it’s months away.”)) McNeil says he looked at 58 communities in 20 states that currently offer some kind of sanctuary benefit to illegal aliens.
So far, there’s no mention of this issue on the agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting, so we’ll see if there will be an amendment to the agenda, or if there are comments during Public Forum (7:30 time certain for those interested in speaking).
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