The director of the Yakima County Department of Corrections says if the city of Yakima becomes a sanctuary city there's no plan to stop working with federal immigration officials at the county jail.

Ed Campbell says the county has had a working relationship with federal immigration officials for the past 30 years. Campbell says immigration agents visit the Yakima County jail every day to view booking records "to see if they are returning criminal aliens or somebody they have in their database and this could be someone from anywhere in the world."

Immigration officials work closely with the Yakima city jail as well.

The Yakima City Council Tuesday voted to create a future resolution labeling the Yakima as a welcoming, or "sanctuary," city. it's unclear how the label would affect operations at the Yakima city jail.

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