Boulder looks to establish ‘sanctuary city’ policies before Trump presidency

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BOULDER, Colo. — Officials want to create an ordinance that establishes Boulder as a so-called “sanctuary city” before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports the Boulder City Council last week asked the city attorney’s office to return Jan. 3 or Jan. 17 with an ordinance.

Any action by the city would largely be symbolic because several city policies align with those in communities that identify as sanctuary.

Trump has threatened to pull funding from so-called sanctuary cities.

Details of any ordinance are unclear, but it probably will include a commitment to support immigrants and to enact practices to not use city funds to enforce immigration laws or bolster anti-profiling laws.