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Mayor Weinberger Statement On Burlington’s Response to Department of Justice’s “Sanctuary City” Letter

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December 8, 2017
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Mayor Weinberger Statement On Burlington’s Response to Department of Justice’s “Sanctuary City” Letter

 

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement today regarding the City of Burlington’s response to the Department of Justice’s letter asserting that Burlington’s Fair and Impartial Policing Policy may violate 8 U.S.C. § 1373, a section of federal law addressing immigration status information.

 

“We are a welcoming and a law-abiding City that draws strength from its diversity and celebrates the progress our nation has made to become more welcoming and inclusive to all,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “We have a responsibility to uphold and advance further that progress. Contrary to the opinions asserted in the Department of Justice letter, we believe the Burlington Police Department is in compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373, and we continue to believe that federal law does not require us to implement the President’s misguided civil immigration policies. We have made that case forcefully in the letter we returned to the Department of Justice today.”

  

* Please see the City of Burlington’s response to the Department of Justice letter