“We don’t want to discourage victims from coming forward and reporting crimes,” he said.
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Trump signed an order that seeks to block funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with federal officials to enforce immigration law. Trump is expected to take action to suspend the refugee resettlement program and block visitors from some Muslim-majority nations.
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Biehl and other city officials said Dayton is not a sanctuary city. However, some anti-immigrant groups say they have approved sanctuary policies.
Dayton’s welcoming campaign “is sham program with the primary purpose of helping unauthorized (illegal) aliens living in the Dayton area,” said Steve Salvi, founder Ohio Jobs and Justice PAC, which advocates restricting immigration.