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Adler says Austin and Travis County don’t meet definition of ‘sanctuary city’

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by KUT News

From KUT News: Austin and Travis County do not meet the definition of “sanctuary city” in the eyes of the federal government, Mayor Steve Adler said today after a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C. “I specifically asked the question, ‘Would a city that was not honoring voluntary detainers be a city that was sanctionable under the president’s order directed at sanctuary cities?'” Adler told KUT’s Nathan Bernier. “And I was told no.” KUT’s full story and interview with Adler are available online now. The Austin Monitor will be taking another look at the implications of this development and what’s going on at the state level later this week.

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