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MARBLEHEAD, SWAMPSCOTT

Talk about sanctuary status postponed by storm

Residents of Marblehead and Swampscott who are interested in seeing their towns establish themselves as sanctuary towns will have to wait to discuss it.

An open meeting hosted by the Essex County Community Organization scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn has been canceled because of the recent storms.

Sanctuary cities have opted not to actively assist federal authorities in deporting illegal immigrants. Recent meetings have been held in Gloucester, Lynn, Salem, and Beverly.

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John Laidler can be reached at john.laidler@globe.com.