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Protesters disrupt House session over sanctuary cities bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A loud group of chanting protesters disrupted a Florida House session over proposals to ban sanctuary cities for immigrants, limit felon voting rights and other controversial bills. Chanting slogans such as “stand [...]

Florida Senate OKs sanctuary policy ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Local governments and police agencies would have to cooperate with federal authorities who enforce immigration law under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. The bill passed on a 22-18 vote Friday would ban sanctuary [...]

White House messaging falls in line with Trump’s sanctuary cities proposal

“Let’s spread out some of that burden and let’s put it in some of those other locations,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of undocumented immigrants. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo White House Administration [...]

Libby Schaaf, Oakland mayor, calls Donald Trump’s bluff on sanctuary cities threat

The mayor of Oakland told President Trump that, contrary to his claims about sanctuary cities, her city would welcome any illegal immigrants without exception. Mr. Trump noted in a tweet that Mayor Libby Schaaf had denounced as an “abuse [...]

Trump threatens to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities

“We are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” President Donald Trump wrote in a series of tweets. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

Arkansas lawmakers send governor ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers have sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation cutting off funding to “sanctuary cities” that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities over his objections that the measure could [...]

Seattle church offers sanctuary to man facing deportation

SEATTLE (AP) – A Seattle church is providing sanctuary to a construction company owner who came to the U.S. from Mexico illegally more than 12 years ago. Jaime Rubio Sulficio was ordered to leave the country by March 28, but on Friday [...]

Immigration activist takes sanctuary in Denver church

DENVER (AP) – An immigration activist who was granted a temporary stay from deportation after seeking sanctuary in Denver churches has once again taken up shelter inside a house of faith. The Denver Post reports lawyers for Jeanette Vizguerra [...]

US immigration agents find ways around ‘sanctuary’ policies

PHOENIX (AP) – Two years after New Mexico’s largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo [...]

Hawaii senate approves immigrant sanctuary bill

HONOLULU (AP) – The state senate in Hawaii has approved a bill that would make it the second “sanctuary state” for undocumented immigrants. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the senate bill has been referred to the House for [...]