Last night’s Winston-Salem City Council meeting was full to capacity. A couple dozen activists turned out to encourage the city council to consider becoming a sanctuary city. It’s unlikely that the city council will vote to make Winston a sanctuary city, doing so would allow the state to withhold badly needed funds from the city. But that doesn’t mean that local activists should fold up their tents and go home. It’s important for members of the community to stand with immigrants, especially given the bigoted language President Trump has used to describe immigrants. Council member Dan Besse has proposed that Winston declare itself a “welcoming city.” Besse’s half-measure will probably adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council next month. His resolution is a good start, but it’s toothless.