California city votes to opt-out of state’s ‘sanctuary’ law

Daily News Article - March 22, 2018


NOTE TO STUDENTS: While you might not feel strongly about the sanctuary city issue, others around you might take a strong position on one side or the other. Learn to logically defend your position, and politely respect your neighbor’s point of view. And if your neighbor gets argumentative with you, remind each other that both sides need to be tolerant of the other’s point of view. Sometimes it’s better to agree to disagree and avoid that topic if too emotional.

1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. For what reason did the city council vote in favor of the measure to opt-out of the California law?

3. How did Councilman Warren Kusumoto (who introduced the legislation) explain his reasons for doing so?

4. What did Mayor Troy Edgar say about the legislation?

5. Why did Councilman Mark Chirco vote against the measure?

6. What separate measure did the city council also vote for on Monday night?

7. The town council voted 4-1 in favor of opting-out of California’s sanctuary law. Why do you think the majority of voters most likely agreed with the vote?