Unidad Latina en Accion (ULA) has been working on codifying a New Haven sanctuary city ordinance for over 2 years. ULA has gathered over 2000 signatures for a petition from city residents, met with over 20 sitting alders, and met with Mayor Harp to discuss the merits of passing a sanctuary city ordinance. New Haven residents will speak at the “Rally for a Sanctuary City Ordinance NOW!” at City Hall on Wednesday at 5:30 pm, and the mayor’s office has confirmed that she will attend. Mayor Harp is expected to make an announcement about the ordinance at the rally.
What will the Sanctuary City Ordinance accomplish and why do we need it now?