A planned veto by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno of an ordinance to make the city a "welcoming community" to immigrants is drawing a response from the City Council.
The ordinance, which would ban city officials from inquiring about someone's immigration status unless it's required, could be approved at next Monday's meeting.
Council President Orlando Ramos spoke out yesterday regarding Sarno's planned veto, saying the mayor holds a constant contempt for diversity and immigrants.
Sarno responded by saying the opposite is true, and that he has always been a supporter of legal immigration.
In an earlier vote, the measure passed on a 12-0 vote making it veto proof.