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In January, Lee Brand declared that Fresno is not a sanctuary city.

A week later, he said “The only difference between Fresno and other cities who label themselves as sanctuary cities are only words with no clear definition.”

GV Wire asked four community leaders their thoughts on sanctuary cities: Wawona Frozen Foods President/CEO Bill Smittcamp; Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas; Fresno Unified School District Trustee Christopher De La Cerda; and Nisei Farmers League President Manuel Cunha.

You can watch their full interviews below:

Wawona Frozen Foods President/CEO Bill Smittcamp

Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas

Fresno Unified School District Trustee Christopher De La Cerda

Nisei Farmers League President Manuel Cunha

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