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Activists ask Tampa officials to become 'sanctuary city'

Posted at 5:52 AM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 05:52:14-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A few dozen activists delivered a letter to Tampa City Hall asking Mayor Bob Buckhorn to designate Tampa a "sanctuary city," a jurisdiction where local law enforcement doesn't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the activists delivered the letter Monday.

City spokeswoman Ashley Bauman said Mayor Buckhorn was in New York on a media tour promoting the city. Bauman said that the mayor was made aware of the request and will consider it. He returns to Tampa Wednesday.

During a news conference, activists said they are concerned that President-elect Donald Trump has said he would deport some undocumented immigrants.