City of Canandaigua discusses option of making Canandaigua a sanctuary city
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Whether or not to make Canandaigua a sanctuary city was discussed Tuesday night by the City's board.
No decision was made at the meeting, but they did note it's hard to find a solution to the issue.
The mayor and the police chief were both in the meeting, and the chief was adamant there is not a formal policy in place and there isn't a need for one because, according to him, illegal immigration is not a big problem in the city.
"For the City of Canandaigua, dealing with the immigrant population is not an issue, nor has it ever been an issue," said Chief Stephen Hedworth. "I don't foresee it being an issue. We're not taking active measures to seek out illegal immigrants."Updated: Apr 19, 2017 12:05 AM EDT