Los Angeles: Lashing Out At Sanctuary

Lashing Out At "Sanctuary"

When the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution declaring the city a "sanctuary" for those "who have fled their country for fear of persecution on the basis of their political beliefs," the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service was less than overjoyed. The resolution, which calls for city employees not to inquire about an individual's residency status, added Los Angeles' name to the roster of the dozen or so American municipalities that have joined the sanctuary movement. Intended to show concern for the hundreds of thousands of Central American refugees now living in Los Angeles, the resolution controverts the Reagan Administration's...

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