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City of Yakima votes to kill ordinance about asking immigration status

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YAKIMA, WA - Officials say an ordinance to ensure residents receive city services regardless of immigration status has died.
 
The Yakima City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to kill the proposed ordinance that would have required the city of Yakima not to ask about a person's immigration status. Councilwomen Carmen Mendez and Dulce Gutierrez who drafted the ordinance described it as a public safety policy. Yakima police say they already do not ask about immigration status because they do not want to stop people from reporting a crime.
 
Those against it say the council wasted four months discussing a policy city police were already respecting.  

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