Make Arlington, VA, a Sanctuary City!
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The Trump administration's recent crackdown on undocumented immigrants jeopardizes the safety and well-being of immigrants in our area. These are our neighbors, our children's classmates, and productive members of our community who provide valuable services. There are children afraid to go to school because they might come home and find their parents have been taken. Employees can't report for work because they are afraid they'll be taken from their job sites.
The District of Columbia has already stepped up and made a commitment to be a Sanctuary City. It's troubling that D.C., which has so much more to lose because of its federal oversight, is prepared to make this commitment--but Arlington has not.
Whatever the reasons that this may have been considered and dismissed by the County Board in the past--given the increased number of raids and seizures across the country, we have to act. Even if it's challenging, even if there are consequences we'll have to shoulder, it is the right thing to do. The need is urgent and the time is now.
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