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Sanctuary label to be re-evaluated for Sedgwick County

August 25, 2017 - 11:08 pm
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WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – According to the Center for Immigration Studies, (C.I.S.), Sedgwick County is considered to be a 'Sanctuary County' for undocumented immigrants.  It a label Sheriff Jeff Easter has been working to change for the past three-years.

KSN News reports that Jessica Vaughan, the Director for Policy Studies with the C.I.S. is now re-evaluating the counties status.

Vaughan says she was alerted to a policy change by Sheriff Easter that seemed to take care of the issue of being labeled a sanctuary county.  However she has yet to see a physical copy of the county’s policy.

“Once we have information that a jurisdiction has changed their policy, we are happy to update the map to show they are no longer a sanctuary, that’s really good news for public safety,” said Vaughan.

Sheriff Easter says his office has been working to clear up the issue for the past three-years.

“I can reassure the citizens of Sedgwick County we are not a sanctuary county, never have been, nor will we be in the future,” Sheriff Easter said.

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