Traverse City won't become a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.
That's what the city's Human Rights Commission has decided after months of contentious debate, with most residents opposing the move.
A hearing on the issue held a few weeks ago included an overflow crowd of people speaking out against the change.
Officials say Traverse City still welcomes all people.
According to 9+10 News:
"The Human Rights Commission of Traverse City says that they will continue to promote diversity and inclusiveness, but the city will not be declared a sanctuary city.
An Ad Hoc Committee was formed to explore designating Traverse City as a sanctuary city.
The organization has been advised by local officials that the city does not appear to be a destination for undocumented immigrants.
The Human Rights Commission says it will continue to support immigration and the rights of all residents, but the city will not become a sanctuary city."