Langley City Council to conduct first reading of sanctuary city resolution Tuesday night

  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:00pm
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A first reading of a resolution declaring Langley a sanctuary city will be conducted at the Langley City Council’s regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at City Hall.

The draft resolution, sponsored by Langley City Councilwomen Rene Neff and Dominique Emerson, would declare Langley a sanctuary city “with respect to immigrants and refugees and peoples of all religions, race and ethnic background, gender and sexual preference,” according to city documents sent to The Record on Feb. 17.

The resolution also states that the city is “committed to protecting the rights of all persons in the community regardless of immigration status,” and that “undocumented persons work and contribute to the community in many ways and therefore are entitled to access local government services, including but not limited to protection by police and firefighters.”

City council meetings are typically held on the first and third Monday of every month, but the meeting was moved to Feb. 21 because President’s Day on Feb. 20 is a federal holiday.

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