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Jackson council to elect leaders, respond to immigration debate

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Jackson city council member is responding to Arizona's controversial immigration law.

Choke Lumumba plans to introduce an ordinance during the regularly scheduled council meeting Tuesday in response to the immigration debate.

The ordinance discourages law enforcement officials from unwarranted inquiries about a person's immigration status.

That ordinance will be discussed in planning committee.

Another ordinance regulating personal care homes will also be discussed in committee.

Earlier this year, a personal care home was shut down in Jackson after it was found in horrible conditions. And a woman was found dead at another personal care home.

The city council also re-elected Frank Bluntson and Charles Tillman as president and vice president, respectively.

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