Sanctuary cities

Sanctuary city refers to municipal jurisdictions, typically in North America and Western 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.
  • Judge Rules Against Trump Grant Conditions for ‘Sanctuary Cities’
    The Daily Beast

    Judge Rules Against Trump Grant Conditions for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    The judge said that requiring ICE to receive local information in exchange for federal funds was “unconstitutional.”

  • Would Walz Turn Minn. Into Sanctuary State?
    CBS Minnesota

    Would Walz Turn Minn. Into Sanctuary State?

    Would Walz Turn Minn. Into Sanctuary State? Pat Kessler investigates a new attack ad from Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson in this edition of Reality Check (2:25). WCCO 4 News At 10 – October 3, 2018

  • PR Newswire

    The National Police Association Joins Group in Supporting DOJ Against California's Sanctuary City Laws

    INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Police Association joined with the National Sheriffs' Association and two organizations that support victims of crimes by undocumented immigrants in backing the United States in its opposition to sanctuary laws in California, arguing to the Ninth Circuit in a friend-of-the-court brief, it should overturn California laws interfering with immigration enforcement. The amicus brief argued against SB 54, which prohibits state and local officers from sharing the release dates of aliens, and their personal information, with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"), and forbids such officers to transfer custody of aliens to ICE. In these prohibitions, California does not merely "stand aside," but compels many state and local officers who would cooperate with federal enforcement not to cooperate with that enforcement.

  • Associated Press

    Men suspected of being in violent MS-13 gang are indicted

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury in California indicted 12 men suspected of being members of the violent MS-13 gang on charges that include murder, extortion, arson and drug trafficking, authorities said.