After about three hours of public comment, pro and con, Troy's City Council has tabled a controversial resolution to declare the city a sanctuary city.
The non-binding resolution is designed to affirm the city's long-standing policy of not asking people about their immigration status when they seek assistance from a local governmental agency.
The sponsor of the non-binding resolution, Democrat David Bissember, says this is all about public safety.
Among those arguing against it, the president of the city's police union, who says it undermines officers by limiting their ability to question and investigate.
Council will take up the issue again in January, after a review to see how other police departments deal with the issue.