An undocumented immigrant was arrested by ICE yesterday at the corner of Cascadilla and Fourth Street, not far from my house in Ithaca, and an emergency rally was held this afternoon to protest his arrest. Ithaca declared itself a sanctuary city in February.
The Ithaca Common Council in February passed an ordinance to amend Chapter 215 of the City of Ithaca Municipal Code titled “Human Rights” to add Article VI, titled “Sanctuary City.” The ordinance means Ithaca police officers and other officials will not ask a person’s immigration status unless the crime is directly linked to the person’s status.This was apparently the first time in years that ICE had conducted an immigration raid in the city.
Among the speakers at the rally were Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, alderperson Ducson Nguyen and Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles, D-Ithaca.
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