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Sanctuary city question to appear on November ballot

Petition signatures certified
Posted at 5:53 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 20:40:09-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The new sanctuary city initiative has been verified by officials, which required more than 9,000 signatures to be submitted earlier this month.

Pima County Recorder's Office says the question will now appear on the November ballot.

If passed the initiative would forbid Tucson Police from taking steps like asking someone about their immigration status or turning them over to border patrol or ICE.

The Pima County Republican Party plans to challenge recent efforts to make Tucson a sanctuary city, challenging the validity of some signatures.

A group called the People's Defense Initiative says more than 18,000 signatures were filed.

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