Albuquerque approves measures in favor of undocumented

Albuquerque approves measures in favor of undocumented

The city of Albuquerque on Monday approved measures that will make it difficult for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) to deport undocumented immigrants, according to the Reuters news agency.

The decision comes a week after a federal judge blocked an attempt by the Donald Trump government to withdraw funds to cities that implement these measures.

The project was considered by the city council, mostly Democratic, and went ahead with 6 votes in favor and 3 against. The measure will prevent federal immigration agents from accessing areas controlled by the city, including a prisoner transport center, unless they have a court order, the agency said.

The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico , on Monday approved measures that will make it difficult for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) to deport undocumented immigrants, according to the Reuters news agency.

The decision comes a week after a federal judge blocked an attempt by the Donald Trump government to withdraw funds to cities that implement these measures.

The project was considered by the city council , mostly Democratic, and went ahead with 6 votes in favor and 3 against. The measure will prevent federal immigration agents from accessing areas controlled by the city, including a prisoner transport center, unless they have a court order, the agency said.

President Donald Trump has embarked on an extensive program of expulsion of undocumented immigrants throughout the country, concentrating on cities that self-declared “sanctuary” for immigrants without legal residence.

According to a study by the Pew research center, New Mexico is among the ten states with the highest percentage of undocumented immigrants.

Alex Blair

Alex Blair was born and raised in the Santa Fe area   Alex has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for several large blogs including Joystiq and CNET.  As a journalist for Roswell Gazette, Alex covers state news and human interest stories.

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