Sanctuary cities

Sanctuary city refers to municipal jurisdictions, typically in North America and Europe, that limit their cooperation with the national government's effort to enforce immigration law. Leaders of sanctuary cities want to reduce the fear of deportation and possible family break-up among people who are in the country illegally, so that such people will be more willing to report crimes, use health and social services, and enroll their children in school.
Follow the latest discussion about illegal or undocumented immigrants and the cities that protect them.
  • Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling
    Associated Press

    Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events.

  • With legislature adjourned, attention turns to Gov. Bill Haslam on bill banning sanctuary cities
    Knoxville News Sentinel

    With legislature adjourned, attention turns to Gov. Bill Haslam on bill banning sanctuary cities

    With the Tennessee legislature adjourned for the year, attention now turns to Gov. Bill Haslam, who can choose one of three options for each bill that made it to his desk.  He will decide between signing, vetoing or letting any measures approved by both chambers to become effective without his signature.  In a late night post-session news conference on Wednesday, Haslam said there were two or three bills that gave him concerns but he relayed his thoughts to legislative leadership. Haslam coy about veto  As usual, the governor was coy about any bills he was considering vetoing. He noted that Tennessee is quite different than other states in that it takes a simple majority to override a veto. 

  • After raucous meeting, San Dimas won't become first LA County city to oppose sanctuary state law
    Daily Bulletin

    After raucous meeting, San Dimas won't become first LA County city to oppose sanctuary state law

    San Dimas abandoned any action opposing California's so-called sanctuary state law despite hearing hours of impassioned pleas from both sides on the issue. San Dimas was the latest city to consider voicing its opposition to a new law which limits cooperation with federal immigration officials. Had Councilman Ryan Vienna's resolution passed, it would have been the first in Los Angeles County. Other cities, notably Los Alamitos in Orange County, the first, and Upland in San Bernardino County, the closest to San Dimas, have voted to publicly oppose the law, also known as Senate Bill 54 or the “California Values Act,” approved by the state Legislature last year. Huntington Beach, also in OC, plans

  • Trump Says Sanctuary Cities Are "Crime Infested"—Research Suggests He's Wrong
    Newsweek

    Trump Says Sanctuary Cities Are "Crime Infested"—Research Suggests He's Wrong

    When President Donald Trump opened Twitter on Wednesday morning, it was to tear into the source of one of his greatest frustrations: Sanctuary cities, the sites of astounding rates of crime and violence perpetrated by undocumented immigrants who violate the law under the protection of liberal mayors who provide them refuge. "There is a Revolution going on in California," the president wrote early Wednesday morning. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy.

  • Laura Ingraham's Guest Asks 'Where's Your Sponsors' During Heated Debate
    Newsweek

    Laura Ingraham's Guest Asks 'Where's Your Sponsors' During Heated Debate

    Laura Ingraham argued with a guest on her show Wednesday night after he commented about advertiser backlash following comments the conservative host made about Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg's college rejections. Enrique Morones, the founder of nonprofit migrant rights organization Border Angels, appeared on The Ingraham Angle to discuss California’s state laws on sanctuary cities with Ingraham and John Cox, a Republican candidate in the California gubernatorial race.