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State politician weighs in on immigration, sanctuary city debate

JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS)-- - Even though federal authorities are still trying to figure out exactly what it would take to move migrants to sanctuary cities, some politicians are already voicing their support for the president's plan. 
Right now there are several official sanctuary cities in Michigan, including Detroit. Former Lansing mayor Virg Bernero signed an order prohibiting police officers from asking anyone's immigration status.
U.S. Representative Tim Walberg says those sanctuary cities shouldn't receive any federal funding if they continue to refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.
"They cannot do this under the law, and it's only because of some biased courts that are dealing with it politically that that goes on," Walberg said. "But I'd rather see them follow the course that the president won last week on in the courts that we can keep them, the asylum seekers, in Mexico or their own country until the asylum adjudication is completed and they're given asylum or not."
The Michigan Democratic Party called the move the Trump administration's latest attempt to use immigrants as pawns to further their own agenda.


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