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Judge allows Tucson sanctuary city vote to go forward

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – A judge will allow Tucson voters to decide whether their town should become Arizona’s first “sanctuary city.” Pima County Superior Court judge Douglas Metcalf on Friday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block the [...]

Advocacy groups holding sanctuary city rally in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Immigration advocacy groups are planning a rally with members of the New Haven Board of Alders in hopes of passing a new ordinance to make New Haven a sanctuary city. Unidad Latina en Accion, New Haven Rising and [...]

Immigrants taking sanctuary in churches hit with huge fines

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Devotional candles to St. Jude, the Holy Trinity and the Virgin of Guadalupe sit on a bookshelf by the door of a classroom in a United Methodist church. A sewing machine is a few feet away between a bed and [...]

Rally calls on Lawrence to be declared sanctuary city

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Hundreds have rallied in a Lawrence park to call on city officials to declare the northeastern Kansas city a sanctuary for immigrants who are in the U.S. without legal permission. The Journal-World reports that the [...]

Donald Trump wins first legal battle over sanctuary cities

A federal appeals court sided Friday with the Trump administration’s effort to punish sanctuary cities, ruling that the federal government can reward communities that cooperate with ICE on deportations. At stake are policing grants, which [...]

Texas judge rejects part of state’s ‘sanctuary city’ lawsuit

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A Texas judge has dismissed substantial parts of the attorney general’s first “sanctuary cities” lawsuit that alleges the San Antonio police chief obstructed enforcement of state immigration law. Attorney General [...]

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 [...]