SENDING A MESSAGE TO COLUMBUS AND WASHINGTON, MAYOR GINTHER SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER EXPANDING THE CITY’S COMMITMENT TO IMMIGRANTS. GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR JOINING US AT 5, I’M ELLIE MERRITT. AND I’M MARK TAYLOR. THE ORDER DOES NOT TECHNICALLY PROCLAIM COLUMBUS AS A SANCTUARY CITY. NBC 4’S TED HART IS AT CITY HALL… WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT EXACTLY THE ORDER MEANS… TED? WHILE STOPPING SHORT OF CALLING COLUMBUS A “SANCTUARY CITY,” THE MAYOR’S ORDER MAKES IT CLEAR – HE WANTS REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS TO FEEL SAFE AND WELCOME HERE… IN A ROOM FULL OF ENABLE FULL OF — IN A ROOM FULL OF REFUGEES, THE MAYOR OF COLUMBUS WAS UNEQUIVOCAL PULL — UNEQUIVOCAL. TO ALL OF YOU, I SAY THAT COLUMBUS IS YOUR HOME. AFTER TWO WEEKS OF PROTESTS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER, MAYOR GINTHER STEPPED IN WITH ONE OF HIS OWN. WILL NOT DETAIN ANYONE FOR IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS ALONE. FROM THE ORDER SAYS THAT IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES WILL RECEIVE THE SAME CITY SERVICES AS ALL REPRESENTATIVE — RESIDENCE. SOMETHING THAT WAS REINFORCED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT. ALL HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS REGARDLESS OF THEIR STATUS OF IMMIGRATION OR THEIR PARENTS. Reporter: IT WILL REQUIRE THE USE OF LOCAL TAX PAYER RESOURCES TO ENFORCE FEDERAL LAW. CONGRESSWOMAN SAYS SHE WILL GLADLY TAKE UP THIS FIGHT. I AM NOT GOING TO BE AFRAID TO USE MY VOICE AND GET — AGAINST EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT DO NOT MATCH THE CORE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES THAT WE STAND ON. Reporter: FRANKLIN COUNTY LEADERS ARE ALSO STEPPING INTO THIS. THE PERMANENT FORMATION OF THE NEW AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL, A COUNCIL THAT WILL LOOK FOR WAYS TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND COORDINATE EFFORTS AND SERVICES FOR REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS HERE IN CENTRAL OHIO. LIFE ARE NOW AT CITY HALL, TED HART, NBC4 THEY ARE KEEPING TRACK OF SANCTUARY CITIES IN THE US NOW. THIS IS A LOOK AT THEIR MAP. THERE ARE SEVEN STATES THAT LIMIT HOW MUCH LOCAL POLICE CAN COOPERATE WITH REQUEST TO HOLD IMMIGRANTS IN JAIL. THOSE ARE IN GREEN. THERE ARE DOZENS OF COUNTIES, IN YELLOW, THE MOST COMMON, THOSE ARE COUNTIES IN THE COUNTRY WHERE THEY HAVE SIMILAR POLICIES TO THAT OFFICIALLY. PIER 39 SANCTUARY CITIES,