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Lawsuit: Indiana City Ordinance Violates Sanctuary City Ban

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The ordinance approved in May prohibits requesting or investigating the legal status of an individual unless required by a court order.

An influential conservative lawyer is suing a northwest city in Indiana for allegedly violating the state’s ban on sanctuary cities with its “welcoming city” ordinance approved earlier this year.

The Northwest Indiana Times reports that Terre Haute-based attorney James Bopp Jr. filed the lawsuit against Gary in Lake County on Tuesday.

The ordinance approved in May prohibits requesting or investigating the legal status of an individual unless required by a court order.

The lawsuit argues that the ordinance violates a 2011 Indiana law that bars local governments and their employees from refusing to communicate or cooperate with federal immigration authorities investigating people who entered or remained in the United States without legal permission.

Some Gary city councilmen say they’re willing to consider repealing the ordinance.

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  • lastcamp2

    Well, there’s the Boppster again, acting like the Trumpster, out defending his racial privileges, acting out against those of a different shade. Too bad he’s from Terre Haute, but I guess he is a typical Hoos-yar.

  • TheSailor

    How does a bigoted lawyer from Terre Haute have standing to sue the city of Gary?
    How was he harmed?
    Hey, Bopp, show us on this doll where Gary touched you.

  • ohhhh

    Bigot, Racist, it looks like he’s already won. You two probably cheered for the guy that just got off out in CA

  • Metalm/

    Hey Darky.

  • lastcamp2

    Well, you and I agree for a change. Bopp is a racist bigot.

  • Jeff

    I need to fully evacuate my bowels. Where’s your mouth?

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