Published on: Friday, February 14, 2020 City Manager & Staff Blog

Message from the City Manager Regarding Deployment of Border Patrol Officers to Certain Sanctuary Cities


By City Manager Suzanne Ludlow

As a Sanctuary City, Takoma Park is committed to serving the public good, preserving public safety and being supportive of the members of our community, regardless of place of birth or nationality or any other demographic category.

City Manager
Suzanne Ludlow

On this Valentine’s Day (and stated birthday of Frederick Douglass), it is disappointing to hear of plans to deploy Border Patrol officers to certain Sanctuary Cities. Takoma Park has not been identified as one of the Sanctuary Cities that is being targeted. Nevertheless, we know that these plans cause anxiety.

There are resources available on line regarding the rights of people during immigration raids. One resource is  Know Your Rights: Learn How To Protect Yourself and Your Family

During times of anxiety, it’s important to remind our community to not be afraid of interacting with City staff, including members of the Takoma Park Police Department. Our City staff care and are here to serve.

We have been a Sanctuary City for over 30 years and we are a City that stands together.