Ordinance Prohibits LMPD To Help With ICE Operations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Metro Council has passed an ordinance restricting the role of Metro government as it relates to illegal immigrants.

What's being called a 'separation ordinance' forbids LMPD and other city employees from assisting ICE officials unless the immigrant in question poses a serious risk to the community. After a back and forth that lasted more than an hour, the ordinance passed with a vote of 16-7. 

The bill's sponsor, Brandon Coan said the ordinance in no way makes Louisville a place to harbor criminals. 

Those that have petitioned for Louisville to be a sanctuary city, have visited Metro Council nearly 20 times since February. They called Thursday's vote a victory and a step in the right direction.

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