Española: Sanctuary City?

Gallegos at City council

Tuesday night the Española City Council unanimously adopted a new anti-profiling policy for its police department. The new policy reinforces a 2009 state law that prohibits discrimination, but goes further by saying that officers are not to ask about immigration status.

But the new policy also opens up the politically sensitive issue around undocumented immigration and the label of “Sanctuary City” (A City with policies to not prosecute undocumented immigrants).