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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Activists want to make Tucson the first sanctuary city in Arizona.

KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona, reports the advocacy group the People's Defense Initiative is collecting signatures to place an initiative on the November 2019 ballot asking voters to approve a measure deeming Tucson a sanctuary city.

People's Defense Initiative Director Zaira Livier says Tucson has a long valuable history in protecting its "undocumented neighbors."

Under the proposal, police officers and city employees would be prohibited from detaining anyone based on immigration status.

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The group has until July 5 to collect more than 9,000 valid signatures.

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Information from: KGUN-TV, http://www.kgun9.com/news/

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