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The Trump administration’s arrogant crusade against ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions

Nowhere did Congress impose such conditions on the public-safety funds it approved to help local law enforcement. Nowhere is it written that localities are obligated to hand over undocumented immigrants upon completion of their sentences to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials — although in practice even most sanctuary jurisdictions do so in the case of inmates who have been convicted of serious violent crimes. Continue reading

ARE “SANCTUARY CITIES” DOING ENOUGH? A NEW REPORT SHOWS HOW TO REALLY FIGHT TRUMP’S DEPORTATION MACHINE.
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ARE “SANCTUARY CITIES” DOING ENOUGH? A NEW REPORT SHOWS HOW TO REALLY FIGHT TRUMP’S DEPORTATION MACHINE.

Schaaf is not the only local elected official that has stood up in opposition to President Donald Trump. Since the 2016 election, many mayors and state governors have begun implementing efforts to slow down the federal government’s attacks on immigrants and other vulnerable communities. In particular, “sanctuary cities” have committed to limiting their cooperation with federal immigration officials. Continue reading

In a ‘Sanctuary City,’ Immigrants Are Still at Risk
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In a ‘Sanctuary City,’ Immigrants Are Still at Risk

A year later, the federal government has ratcheted up its attacks against so-called sanctuary cities like New York — including Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco — threatening to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement programs and detaining growing numbers of undocumented residents. Cities faced a Friday deadline to prove their cooperation with the immigration authorities, as the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, continued making arrests. Nationwide, the number of arrests in 2017 increased 41 percent from the year before. Continue reading