For a place that calls itself a “welcoming city” while passing up the hot-button “sanctuary city” label, Tacoma has taken noble steps to try to keep up with the Joneses.
The latest idea to defend the rights of undocumented immigrants caught in the limbo of a hostile Trump administration comes courtesy of a city task force.
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It seeks $440,000 in taxpayer money to create a legal aid fund. The beneficiaries would be Tacomans who are locked up and facing deportation at the Northwest Detention Center on the Tideflats.
If the plan is adopted, Tacoma would join a club headlined by New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle — sanctuary cities, all — where elected leaders have OK’d public money to give desperate immigrants
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