City Council votes to strengthen Albuquerque's immigrant-friendly status

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Monday night, city councilors voted to strengthen the city's immigrant-friendly status.

It says federal immigration officers need a warrant to enter the prisoner transport center and prohibits city resources from being used to enforce federal immigration laws. 

Dozens of people showed up to Monday night's meeting, mostly in support of the move.

Three Republican councilors voted against the measure, which also states police cannot collect information on peoples' immigration status. 

The city's "immigrant friendly" status briefly came under scrutiny last year when the Justice Department threatened to withhold funding from cities who would not cooperate with federal authorities.


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