Gary defends 'welcoming city' ordinance, tells court it does not violate Indiana's sanctuary city ban

By Dan Carden

INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Gary has recruited powerful allies to defend its "welcoming city" ordinance against a legal challenge filed last year by prominent conservative attorney James Bopp, Jr., of Terre Haute.

On Wednesday, the Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and the Oakland-based Public Rights Project filed a 63-page defense of the 2017 Gary ordinance Bopp claims violates Indiana's 2011 prohibition on sanctuary cities.


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