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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The Associated Press reported on July 8 about the desert town of Needles, California, which recently declared itself a "sanctuary city" for gun owners.
Blanton, a former Kentucky State Police (KSP) major, each noted the urgency to address sanctuary city policies.
There have been at least two versions of the sanctuary city plan discussed: one to move people who have already been detained to places with Democratic opponents of the president, the other to transport migrants apprehended at the border directly to San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and other spots.
There were at least two versions of the sanctuary city plan that were considered, according to one of the people familiar with the effort.
A sanctuary city, then might be seen as a place blessed by God, a place in which people are doing God's work: healing the sick, helping the poor, or helping those who are oppressed.
Texas Senate debates "sanctuary city" bill and ethics reform (live video)
political subdivisions (18) from enacting sanctuary city policies.
A sign reading "Danger Sanctuary City Ahead," was hung on a highway heading into San Francisco by white supremacist group Identity Evropa (http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/anti-sanctuary-city-sign-hung-bay-bridge-tunnel-12532025.php) early Sunday morning.
Albany, New York, as well as dozens of other cities, towns, and counties, is standing strong in its status as a sanctuary city. As the following discussion explores, "sanctuary city" does not have a single definition, legally or colloquially.
A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department's efforts to have a lawsuit filed by Seattle and Portland over sanctuary city policies thrown out.
Trumps most commonly cited example was Kate Steinle, a young woman who was, as Trump put it, "gunned down in the sanctuary city of San Francisco by an illegal immigrant deported five previous times." Steinle has been the namesake of many state and federal legislative measures seeking to end sanctuary city policies as an unjustifiable impediment to immigration law enforcement.
The executive order by Trump, who made cracking down on illegal immigration a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign, directed such funding to be restricted once the Homeland Security Department determines what constitutes a sanctuary city.
Alina Das, associate professor of clinical law and codirector of NYU's Immigrant Rights Clinic, along with Vox.com journalist Dara Lind, emphasize that there is no clear policy definition for the term "sanctuary city," and that no local government actually can prevent people from getting deported--short of, say, physically attempting to block the door to City Hall.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was equally blunt: The Windy City, he said, "will always be a sanctuary city." Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced that his department was "not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation efforts.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has backed that up but stopped short of calling LA a sanctuary city because the term is "ill-defined."