sanctuary city

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sanctuary city

A US city that protects undocumented immigrants through limited involvement or cooperation with federal immigration regulations or authorities. Primarily heard in US. That new immigration law threatens to jeopardize sanctuary cities.
See also: city
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chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today discussed the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as secretary of state, whether sanctuary cities will be defunded in the upcoming spending bill, his support for tax reform, and other news of the day.
I have a lot of trouble understanding why establishing sanctuary cities is a good idea.
Trump who has campaigned to limit immigration has railed against so-called sanctuary cities.
The judge had previously made the same arguments in a ruling that put a temporary hold on the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities.
Do we need to have sanctuary cities here in Virginia?
Rick Perry to do something about immigration and, in particular, sanctuary cities.
Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.
Sanctuary cities generally provide safe harbor to illegal immigrants by declining to use city resources to enforce federal immigration laws.
Beyond the emotions generated by the case and the intractable nature of the underlying issue, the episode reflects the legal and political complexities unleashed by the emergence of so-called sanctuary cities.
WASHINGTON, April 25 (KUNA) -- A California judge late Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's Executive Order that aims to punish sanctuary cities in the US - places where undocumented immigrants are protected from the full force of law.
judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement.
Plenty of people living in sanctuary cities have been--and will continue to be--deported, Lind notes, in part because of a program called Secure Communities (ended in 2014, but reinstated in Trump's executive order) that allows all fingerprints and other data collected by local law enforcement officials to be shared automatically with the Department of Homeland Security.
School districts in Los Angeles and other sanctuary cities are bracing for an impact from President Trump's executive order to withhold federal support from sanctuary cities.
Here's a snapshot of where we are today: the sanctuary cities across the country; an estimate of the number of agreements each state has with the federal government to check people's immigration status; and the state laws prohibiting immigrants from having driver's licenses.
These mayors of sanctuary cities sleep comfortably knowing if Bush does anything, it will be to use a debacle like San Francisco's protection of illegal-immigrant, drug-dealing gang members as an excuse to again call for a mass amnesty under the guise of "comprehensive immigration reform.