Gov. Ducey: Tucson voters should reject ‘sanctuary city’ ballot

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star

Gov. Doug Ducey has added his voice to those urging Tucson residents to reject a ballot measure to declare the community a “sanctuary city.”

The governor said Thursday that all three mayoral candidates are opposed to the proposal that has gathered enough signatures to be put on the November ballot. Ditto, Ducey said, of current Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, along with the chief of police and the county sheriff.

And if that isn’t enough, the governor pointed out the city stands to lose millions of dollars in state aid.

That’s because a 2010 law aimed at illegal immigration specifically requires police officers to check the immigration status of someone they have stopped if there is reason to believe the person is in this country illegally.

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