The Democratic population in Tucson, Arizona, voted overwhelmingly against becoming a sanctuary city.

Democratic politicians are the staunchest supporters of sanctuary policies in the United States, and Tucson is Arizona’s second largest city and a strong Democratic bastion.

But on Tuesday, Tucson voters and politicians overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would turn the city into a sanctuary for illegal immigration, according to AP News.

Proposition 205, driven by a group of activists, sought to neutralize Arizona’s 2010 immigration law known as SB1070.

To do so, it would have applied the following measures:

1.- Prohibit authorities from revealing the legal immigration status of detainees.

2.- Prohibit local police from contacting the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

3.- Prohibit public employees from asking about the legal immigration status of the people they serve.

The Democratic mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild, also opposed the proposal on the grounds that he is concerned about the unintended consequences of implementing these measures.

“Proposition 205 would do irreparable harm to this community in ways that have nothing to do with immigration,” Rothschild said, according to Fox News.

“Proposition 205 would make it much more difficult for the Tucson Police Department to catch criminals,” added Rothschild who argued that this proposition could also result in the loss of state and federal funding.

Brandon Judd, president of the Tucson Border Patrol union, said in an interview with Fox News that the sanctuary cities “invite illegal immigration, put more pressure on the border patrol, (…) and send a clear message to traffickers and potential illegal immigrants that it is okay to cross our borders illegally and violate the laws.”

“That’s not a good message,” Judd added.

President Donald Trump has criticized sanctuary policies while he was campaigning, saying they protect dangerous criminals who are in the country illegally from deportation.

That’s why the president has fought to restrict federal funding to states and cities depending on their willingness to cooperate with immigration authorities such as ICE.

The president is also fighting in the courts the insecurity caused by sanctuary cities and last week asked the Supreme Court to overturn a California state law that prohibits state authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

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