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Boulder looks to establish 'sanctuary city' policies

Posted at 6:47 AM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 10:24:53-05

BOULDER, Colo. -- Officials are looking to create an ordinance establishing Boulder as a so-called "sanctuary city" before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

The City Council last week directed the city attorney's office to return either Jan. 3 or Jan. 17 with an ordinance, the Daily Camera reports.

Many of Boulder's policies already align with those in communities that identify as sanctuary cities, meaning any action the city takes would be largely symbolic.

The details of the forthcoming ordinance are unclear. It will likely affirm a commitment to support immigrants and potentially commit to practices such as not using city funds to enforce immigration laws and bolstering anti-profiling laws.