The move places Honolulu smack in the middle of a national debate over “sanctuary jurisdictions” — hundreds of local communities across the country that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws.
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Instead, the resolution urges the city to limit its cooperation with the federal crackdown on immigration, requesting the Honolulu Police Department to not direct any resources to honoring “detainers” — requests issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold immigrants in custody for up to 48 hours beyond the release date.
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