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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Mayor Issues Executive Order Clarifying City Policy Re: Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees

Mayor Virg Bernero today issued an executive order that will, for the first time, codify and clarify city policies used when interacting with, detaining or processing immigrants and refugees who may be undocumented.

“It’s time to put clear policies in place to give city officials, including law enforcement, the tools they need to help keep our entire community safe,” Mayor Bernero said. “With the various immigrant and refugee-related controversies coming out of the Trump White House and from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, many in our community have raised questions,” Bernero continued. “I am issuing this executive order to empower our officers in these legal gray areas,while still protecting the interests of all Lansing residents.”

The mayor’s order will help develop new procedures, designed to preserve and enhance existing relationships between the Lansing community and our police officers, building upon the Department’s longstanding record of credibility and community policing orientation...Click here to continue reading.

Click here to read Executive Order 2017-01

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