Immigration Group Sues 2nd Ind. City Over Welcoming Policy

By Kevin Penton (May 10, 2018, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The legal arm of an organization that calls for lower immigration levels on Wednesday filed its second lawsuit challenging the legality of ordinances in Indiana communities that call for the towns to be welcoming to immigrants and for authorities to not cooperate with federal immigration-related requests unaccompanied by court orders.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute filed its latest suit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of two Indiana residents who allege that East Chicago, Indiana's so-called welcoming city ordinance violates a state statute that requires that communities in the state cooperate with federal immigration-related initiatives and not adopt noncooperation policies....

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