KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Ulster County could, in effect, become a sanctuary county for undocumented immigrants under a measure being advanced by a group of Democratic lawmakers.
Officially called “A Policy to Maintain a Safe, Inclusive Government and Ensure the Protection, Order, Conduct, Safety, Health and Well-Being of All Persons in Ulster County,” the eight-page resolution spells out how government officials can interact with immigrants and federal immigration officials.
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Among other provisions, the measure calls for county employees to not stop, question, interrogate or arrest individuals “solely for the purpose of enforcing immigration law”; to not perform the functions of a federal immigration officer; to honor detainer requests from federal agents only in specific limited situations; and to deny federal agents access to inmates in county custody.
The measure also would prohibit county resources from being used to create a federal registry based on immigration status and states that the county
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