An Arizona Reader Explains How A City Becomes a “Sanctuary”

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Droppings In His State


Mark Doane (e-mail

Re: Saturday Forum Letter:

Two Arizona Readers Compile A List Of Sanctuary Cities;
Is Your Home Town One of Them?

In your Saturday Forum, you included a letter from
two Arizona activists, Jim Nixon and Laura Leighton, who

Chandler, AZ
as a sanctuary city.

Unbelievably, that happened after an effort to carry
out immigration law was thwarted.

In 1997 the

Chandler police
conducted a 5-day joint operation
with the then-Immigration and Naturalization Services
and the Border Patrol to clear illegal immigrants from
the city.

In return they got slapped with a

civil rights lawsuit
for assuming that Hispanics
speaking Spanish were illegal aliens, causing them to
pay $400,000.

Later, after four investigations of the incident by
various agencies, Chandler adopted

General Order E-17
that prohibits

city police
from inquiring about a

suspect`s immigration status
in most situations or
from assisting federal authorities from enforcing
immigration law.

Doane, who lives near
Chandler, works evenings in a grocery store. He writes
that he “worries every night if an illegal alien will
one day take his job