Corvallis joins dozens of cities in with sanctuary measure


A small Oregon city has joined the dozens of municipalities that have passed sanctuary measures in the wake of the presidential election.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that the Corvallis City Council on Monday passed a sanctuary city resolution 8 to 1. The symbolic action is meant to show that the city's residents will be treated equally regardless of citizenship status.

Republican President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to deport immigrants living in the country illegally and said he will withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities.

One councilor voted against Corvallis' measure, citing concerns about the use of amendments to edit the resolution before the council's vote.

The council meeting attracted a standing-room-only crowd of about 100 people, 18 of whom spoke in favor of the sanctuary measure.Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.