Over Objections Of The Mayor, Springfield Becomes 'Sanctuary City'

“Over the objections of its mayor, the third-largest city in Massachusetts has enacted a law to offer some protections to undocumented immigrants. 

The Springfield City Council voted 10-1 Monday to override Mayor Domenic Sarno’s veto of the Welcoming Community Trust ordinance.  The vote capped over two months of back-and-forth between councilors and the mayor that often echoed the bitter national debate over immigration.”

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A large audience was present for the Springfield City Council's vote to override Mayor Domenic Sarno's veto of the Welcoming Community Trust ordinance.   CREDIT WAMC

A large audience was present for the Springfield City Council's vote to override Mayor Domenic Sarno's veto of the Welcoming Community Trust ordinance.

CREDIT WAMC