“Bully” for Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray for maintaining our values

LNP reports in “Lancaster mayor calls Trump’s immigration executive order ‘unnecessary distraction’” :

Gray has previously declined to label Lancaster as a “sanctuary city.” In his statement Friday, he said local authorities cooperate with federal officers in cases that involve “serious crimes,” and they “always comply with constitutional detainer requests.”

A look at Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees, immigration

However, he emphasized they do not ask local police to enforce federal immigration laws — potentially coming into conflict with a portion of the executive order that asks to “empower” state and local law enforcement “to perform the functions of immigration officers in relation to the investigation, apprehension, or detention of aliens in the United States.”

But “empower” is not the same as “require,” said Gray’s chief of staff Pat Brogan.

Although we have often questioned Gray’s judgment, we admire Rick Gray for standing up for those values for which he fought as the one time local representative of the ACLU  On these, who has not compromised.





Updated: January 28, 2017 — 11:38 am
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