Wednesday, December 7, 2016

GT: County issues sanctuary declaration

By a 3-0 vote on Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners declared Benton County a “sanctuary county.” --The declaration reads, in part: “The recent political climate has galvanized support of anti-immigrant, Islamophobia, anti-LGBTQ, anti-people of color, anti-women policies resulting in many individuals afraid for their safety and the loss of civil liberties. … We must act now and always to uphold our commitment to be a community free of prejudice, bigotry, and hate.”


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