Tompkins County passes resolution to provide safety for immigrants

The Tompkins County Legislature passed a resolution on Tuesday that will allow the county to be considered a sanctuary county.

The resolution is called “Public Safety for All” and is similar to other sanctuary resolutions passed by towns and cities across the country in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. The resolution focuses on maintaining a safe, inclusive government and specifically states, “to maintain a safe, inclusive government and protection, order, conduct, safety, health, and well-being of all persons in Tompkins County.”

In other words, the resolution reiterates that it’s not the county’s responsibility to enforce immigration laws, but instead the federal governments.

Read more from CNYCentral.com

Also on FingerLakes1.com