Sanctuary Cities

The sanctuary cities of Chelsea and Lawrence, Massachusetts, deny that they “hinder” federal law enforcement by “deprioritizing local law enforcement participation in federal civil immigration investigations and detentions.” Bringing a federal complaint against President Donald Trump, they say they can’t afford to let Trump’s unconstitutionally vague executive order cripple them with the loss of federal funding.

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Oakland Calls on California to Become a Sanctuary State

In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to yank federal funding from cities that don’t comply with his administration’s plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, the Oakland City Council reaffirmed its status Tuesday as a sanctuary city and asked California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare the entire state a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

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