Thursday, February 2, 2017

AZMEX I3 1-2-17

AZMEX I3 1 FEB 2017

Note: "if they are not afraid of being deported." Especially the perps.
The phoenix mayor proclaimed much the same a couple days ago. He is the one who ran for mayor as a "independent" and then went hard left. He is a member of the fascist bloomberg group, mayors against your guns.

Phoenix city council to vote on becoming sanctuary city in two weeks
BY KTAR.COM | February 1, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

Sal DiCiccio - Phoenix City Councilman...

PHOENIX — The Phoenix City Council will be asked to vote in two weeks on the issue of becoming a sanctuary city, a councilman said Wednesday.

"A citizen dropped off a petition requiring a public vote on whether or not the city of Phoenix is going to vote on becoming a sanctuary city," Councilman Sal DiCiccio said, who also tweeted the news.

Under the city's charter, a citizen-submitted petition must be either voted upon or dismissed within 15 days, according to DiCiccio. He said he believes the vote will be Feb. 15.

The councilman said he does not want Phoenix to become a sanctuary city because it could be bad for the city. "I am firmly opposed to the idea of Phoenix becoming a sanctuary city," he said. "I think it's bad for the city of Phoenix. It will cut off our funding."

DiCiccio said he expects a fight over the issue, particularly with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, should it come to a vote. "I understand that there are some politicians that want the city of Phoenix to become a sanctuary city – the mayor is pushing his agenda – and now I believe we're going to end up having to vote one way or the other on this," he said.

However, DiCiccio said the issue may not have a chance to be considered by the council.
"My guess? The city staff, the city attorney is going to find a way to bury this and I'm glad about that," he said.

Though there is no agreed upon definition of a sanctuary city, the general consensus defines them as a city that will, in some way, protect illegal immigrants.

Last week, President Donald Trump moved to pull federal funding from those cities.

In some cases, these cities tell police not to inquire about the immigration status of those they encounter, or they decline requests from immigration officials to keep defendants in custody while they await deportation.

Others say they do cooperate with such "detainer" requests as long as they're backed by court-issued warrants, but won't allow local officers to enforce federal immigration law.

Advocates say such noncooperation policies protect people who may not have exhausted their rights to apply for U.S. residency. They also say that crime victims and witnesses are more likely to cooperate with police if they are not afraid of being deported.


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AZMEX I3 29 JAN 2017

Note: Of course, it is always the "rights" of illegal immigrants, not legal immigrants. thx

Tucson officials have already said they won't help with Trump's immigration crackdown
Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 12:38 pm MST
Sunday, January 29th 2017, 10:25 am MST
By Tucson News Now Staff

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On Sunday, Jan. 29, it was announced President Donald Trump plans to revive a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.

The Associated Press said Trump will use the program to build his highly touted deportation force.

The Tucson Police Department and other city officials have already said they won't participate in any such program.

In mid November, Tucson News Now's Bud Foster reported Tucson joined nine other cities to publicly state their immigration policies will not change or they will not become part of a federal immigration deportation plan.

Some of those cities included Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Phoenix.

In December, the Tucson City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring support for the rights of immigrants and condemning any threats of mass deportations.

"I can assure you there is no intent on the part of the Tucson Police Department to become a part of any federal immigration enforcement program," Assistant Chief Ramon Batista said.

Trump's plan could hinge on bringing back the Immigration and Nationality Act, which Congress passed in 1996.

Under the INA, local law enforcement were allowed to "perform immigration law enforcement" as long as they receive proper training from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The local teams are allowed to "identify, process, and detain immigration offenders they encounter during their regular, daily law-enforcement activity."

The program was later phased out by President Obama.


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