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Georgia Mayor Heckled Over City’s ‘Undocumented’ Immigrant Policies After Student’s Murder

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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Some residents blame the mayor for Laken Hope Riley’s murder after he signed a 2019 resolution they believe turned Athens into a so-called ’sanctuary city.’ Kelly Girtz, the mayor of Athens—a city in Clarke County, Georgia—was repeatedly interrupted and heckled on Feb. 28 while responding to criticisms that his oversight has seen the city take on “sanctuary” status for illegal immigrants. The briefing came six days after an alleged illegal immigrant was accused of murdering 22-year-old Laken Hope Riley, a nursing student at the University of Georgia. “I empathize with...

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