Last May, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 190 undocumented immigrants in sweeps conducted across California. Eight of those arrested were in Long Beach. Now, residents in this culturally diverse community just south of L.A. are calling on their elected officials to declare the city a sanctuary for the undocumented.

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