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Committee Explores Possibility of Making Traverse City a Sanctuary City

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“Traverse City wants to be on the cutting edge, but beyond that we’re also wanting to do what’s right for everyone.”

A popular topic around the country is being discussed in Traverse City again.

The Human Rights Commission Ad Hoc Committee was formed last month to discuss the possibility of Traverse City becoming a sanctuary city.

The Human Rights Commission and the committee are not for or against becoming a sanctuary city, allowing a safer place for illegal immigrants.

They want to do what the community thinks is best for the city.

Monday night they are expected to make a recommendation to bring to the Human Rights Commission next month which will then go to the city commission to make a final decision.

“We have a preference for doing what is best for the city and making sure that we send a message to the rest of the world that Traverse City is a welcoming community that we welcome people of all color, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, identification everyone is welcomed here,” Isiah Smith, TC Human Rights Commission said.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader for more from the meeting and their possible recommendation to the human rights commission.