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Officials rebut legislator's claim Wichita is sanctuary city


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County officials are pushing back against an area legislator's erroneous assertion during a public meeting that Wichita is a sanctuary city for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

The Wichita Eagle reports that freshman state Rep. Cheryl Helmer, a Mulvane Republican, made the claim this week during a town hall meeting with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran.

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell said the city regularly cooperates with federal agencies on immigration enforcement.

A group advocating strict immigration limits included and then removed Sedgwick County from a list...

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