URBANA, Ill (WCIA)– People who are detained at the border are only allowed to be held for 20 days, the Trump administration is trying to decide what happens next, and it could have an impact on sanctuary cities.
They passed a resolution in 2016 re-affirming their status as a sanctuary city.
That resolution promised the city would defend immigrants.
While the president said he was considering sending migrants to sanctuary cities, the administration doesn’t seem to be on the same page.
This afternoon they said they had floated the idea.
But the president tweeted later they’re thinking about it.
We talked with an immigration expert.
He says he’s skeptical that this will happen at all.
“Even if he were to accomplish it our area, I mean the whole champaign county has had over the last let’s say three years four of five helping immigrant organizations be born,” Ricardo Diaz.
The city’s resolution says they will protect the human rights of immigrants in Urbana.
When that resolution was passed five of the seven council members voted for it.
One did not and the other abstained