Mayor Keller signs measure strengthening city’s immigrant friendly policies

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Mayor Keller has affirmed Albuquerque’s status as an immigrant friendly city. 

The mayor signed the measure passed by city council last week, strengthening city policies on dealing with federal officials. 

It prevents local police from collecting information on people’s immigration status. 

“You cannot fight crime unless all of your community feels safe engaging with our law enforcement officers and that’s also what this is about,” Mayor Keller said. 

The measure also requires immigration officers to have a warrant to enter the prisoner transport center, and prohibits using city resources to enforce federal immigration laws. 

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