TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Superior Court of Pima County judge rejected a lawsuit that sought to keep the sanctuary city initiative off the ballot.
Outside of an appeal, Tucson voters will get to decide for themselves during the general election in November.
“The plaintiffs and parties in opposition to the sanctuary city proposition appearing on the November ballot will be meeting to discuss the feasibility of an appeal,” said David Eppihimer, Chairman of the Pima County Republican Party.
Last month, the People’s Defense Initiative submitted a petition to put the issue on the ballot. The group turned in more than 18,000 signatures.
If the initiative passes, Tucson police officers will be barred from detaining people based on their immigration status. It would also prohibit officers from assisting federal agencies in enforcing immigration law.