Letter to the editor: No sanctuary city

To the editor:

To all the city commissioners, we pray to God that the City Commission will not cave in to the recent protest group (many activists from out of town) and turn Lawrence into a sanctuary city!

When you were campaigning for office, you promised to help make Lawrence more attractive to retirees and college graduates as their permanent residence and to attract businesses offering higher wages. Turning Lawrence into a “safe haven” for people who have already broken the law by coming into this country illegally is certainly the exact opposite of what we expected when we elected you.

We did not vote for higher unemployment, more crime and more homelessness. My husband did not spend 42 years in the Army to see this happen to our selected hometown.

Shirley Halladay,



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