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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Texas Ban on Sanctuary City Policies upheld by Federal Court of Appeals," he tweeted.
Sanctuary city officials often ignore requests from federal immigration officials to hold criminal suspects that the city has arrested for state or local criminal offenses even where the alien is charged with or convicted of a very serious felony.
A sign reading "Danger Sanctuary City Ahead," was hung on a highway heading into San Francisco by white supremacist group Identity Evropa (http://www.
Gillespie's sanctuary city ads are part of a strategy meant to prove that winning is still possible for candidate who by most definitions should be out of favour among his party's most avid activists.
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.
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.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has backed that up but stopped short of calling LA a sanctuary city because the term is "ill-defined.
As a member of ASIS International, I am shocked at the complete contempt shown for the laws of the United States by the sanctuary city movement in which localities pass ordinances telling police not to inquire about a person's immigrant status or detail them solely on that basis.
Immigrants with and without papers packed last night's commission meeting in support of a proposal by the Worcester Immigrant Coalition to make Worcester a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.
What happened was that an illegal got across our border, like tens of thousands do every day, and made it to Denver because he knew that Denver was a sanctuary city," declared Fred Elbel of the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform.
Sanctuary city policies make it harder to stop illegal immigration and keep dangerous criminals off the streets," said Senator Toomey.
El Paso isn't a sanctuary city, but that doesn't mean he supports SB 4.
A sanctuary city is not a legal status but represents the attitude of a city's officials to limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.
A relatively new development in immigration enforcement is something that could be called a reverse sanctuary city policy.