The Cincinnati City Council voted 6-2 Wednesday night to declare itself a “sanctuary city” for immigrants.
The move comes just days after President Donald Trump signed an order limiting immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.
The resolution says Cincinnati will be a welcoming and inclusive city for all immigrants to live, work or visit.”
According to WCPO TV, City Councilmember Wendell Young introduced the resolution, noting Cincinnati’s history as an “immigrant-friendly” city.
“There are already programs and policies in place that align with the fabric of ‘sanctuary cities’ here in Cincinnati,” Young said.
Thank you for reading the Journal-News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Journal-News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.