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HBA-DC writes Op-Ed to the Hill in support of Sanctuary City policies

Thursday, February 23, 2017  

HBA-DC published an Op-Ed to the Hill on February 23, 2017,calling for D.C. to be allowed to set its own immigration enforcement policy. 


"Nearly all Americans have ance2stors who braved the oceans – liberty-loving risk takers in search of an ideal – the largest voluntary migrations in recorded history… Immigration is not just a link to America’s past; it’s also a bridge to America’s future.” -- President George H.W. Bush, Nov. 29, 1990, Remarks on Signing the Immigration Act of 1990.

Even though a majority of voters from all political stripes support comprehensive immigration reform with a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, President Trump has placed a high priority on increasing the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants and threatens to withhold Federal funding for the approximately 350 local governments, better known as sanctuary cities, that refuse to require their local police to enforce immigration law." 

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