No changes coming to Albuquerque’s immigrant-friendly policy

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City councilors also discussed election changes and the future of a dog park

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A packed house at the city council meeting in Albuquerque Monday night. Many used public comment to address issues that councilors were set to vote on. One of those was an amendment to the immigration friendly policy, which would allow police to contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement only when someone is arrested for a violent felony, human trafficking or trafficking narcotics. Before contacting ICE, the officer must get it approved by a sergeant. The council deliberated for over an hour on this topic. With a close count, they voted to not pass the amendment.

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