Herb Wesson

Council committee approves 'sanctuary' label for L.A. and rules on border wall contractors

Council committee approves 'sanctuary' label for L.A. and rules on border wall contractors

A Los Angeles City Council committee backed a plan Thursday to formally declare L.A. a “city of sanctuary” — a symbolic gesture that comes as city leaders battle President Trump’s administration over immigration policies.

The council’s Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights and Equity Committee voted to formally adopt the “sanctuary” label and to require businesses with city contracts to disclose if they are working on Trump’s proposed border wall. The full council must sign off on the proposals.

City Councilman Gil Cedillo, who chairs the committee, said it was moving to protect the city’s “harmony from the irrational, erratic actions of the Trump administration.”

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