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Bloomington's Immigration Ordinance Meeting Moving to Bigger Space

The Bloomington City Council is moving its Dec. 18 meetings to a larger space due to the amount of public interest in the immigration ordinance topic it will be discussing.

The Welcoming City topic will be discussed by the Bloomington City Council at a 5 p.m. work session that evening, followed by a City of Bloomington Township meeting at 6:30 p.m. and a regular council meeting at 7 p.m. All three will be held at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

The immigration ordinance being discussed would prevent city police from helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers seek out undocumented immigrants.

The City Council has had the proposal for eight months, but it came to light once again when supporters of the measure lobbied aldermen at their Nov. 27 meeting. Mayor Tari Renner has said he supports the measure.

Auditorium doors will open 30 minutes before the 5 p.m. session begins. Residents will be able to make comments during the meeting’s 30-minute public comment period.

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