U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Protesters want Richmond to be a 'sanctuary'

RICHMOND – With a spirited demonstration and an online petition, opponents of President Donald Trump are urging Richmond to designate itself as a "sanctuary city" for immigrants.

About 300 protesters gathered outside the Federal Courthouse on Monday night to send that message.

"We are here to defy the white supremacist regime that is in the White House," said Justice Valentine, one of the organizers. The rally was called ICE Out of RVA – a reference to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

"To me, a sanctuary city looks like communities forging their own livelihood and deciding what safety and security looks like for them,"...

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