Report: Nearly Half of Americans Live in Jurisdictions With Sanctuary Policies

NJ Gov. Murphy Allows Illegal Immigrants to Get College Financial Aid, Challenges Trump Another California City Joins Trump Admin in Opposing State’s Sanctuary Law Approximately half of all Americans now live under some sort of sanctuary policy that shields illegal immigrants, according to a new study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). FAIR calculated that 564 jurisdictions across the country have adopted policies that, to some degree, protect illegal aliens or obstruct efforts by the federal government to enforce U.S. immigration law. That number is up more than 200 since…

Paso Robles won’t fight California’s ‘sanctuary state’ law

Paso Robles will not take a stand against California’s “sanctuary state” law, the City Council decided unanimously after hearing many impassioned residents’ views on immigration. City Council members discussed Senate Bill 54 — also known as the California Values Act — at a Tuesday night meeting that drew hundreds of residents. SB 54, which was approved last year, builds on state policies that prohibit local police departments and sheriff’s offices from enforcing federal immigration statues. Attendees filled all the seats in the council chambers, with some standing at the back…

‘Angel Mom’ Slams CA Gov. on Sanctuary Law: ‘I Would Expect My Government to Protect Us’

Ingraham: Will Dems ‘Eat Crow’ After Report on Gang Members Released in Sanctuary Cities? An organization founded by parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants filed a ballot initiative in California this week seeking to impose criminal penalties on law enforcement and government officials who don’t comply with federal immigration officials. Fight Sanctuary State, led in part by “angel parents,” is looking to repeal Senate Bill 54, which limits cooperation between local authorities and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. “Thousands of Americans are being killed at the hands…

Trump, Sessions lose another sanctuary cities case

The three-judge panel from the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision blocking the Justice Department from adding new conditions on policing grants that had required some cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. The ruling makes it the latest federal court, along with courts in California and Philadelphia, to restrict what the administration can try to do to pressure jurisdictions that restrict some cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. It comes as President Donald Trump has been targeting his fury on Twitter at sanctuary cities, which administration officials…

Father Whose Son Was Killed by Illegal Immigrant Pushes Ballot Initiative to End Sanctuary State

Don Rosenberg, whose son Drew was killed by an illegal immigrant, announced plans Wednesday on “Fox & Friends” to launch a voter initiative to fight California’s sanctuary state law. The initiative would be on the ballot in California during the 2020 presidential election. “We’re launching a voter initiative to overturn SB 54, which is the sanctuary state law, and actually require law enforcement in California to cooperate with federal immigration authorities,” Rosenberg said. “Clearly it is a blight on public safety. I mean, releasing criminals back into the community and then these…

18 States, Local Governments Join Resistance to California Sanctuary Law

Published:   Wed, Mar 28th 2018 @ 1:00 pm EDT A group of states joined the Trump Administration’s effort to overturn California laws that block or interfere with federal immigration enforcement. Two local governments in California – Orange County and the City of Los Alamitos — also voted to join the lawsuit and the Orange County sheriff moved to facilitate the deportation work of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau. This month the Justice Department sued California over state laws that: prohibit local law enforcement from providing the release…

Giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants undermines public safety

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Mayor Berkowitz caught pushing sanctuary city tactics

WATCH THE VIDEO AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF Mayor Ethan Berkowitz was videotaped at the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently asking questions of immigration experts about how Anchorage could be more proactive in protecting illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities. He asks the experts, “In terms of DACA, in terms of Dreamers, in terms of making sure that we are providing every possible legal protection to people who might otherwise be subject to federal immigration authority.” The experts explain that Berkowitz, a committed Democrat, can always sign on as an amicus…

California mayor escalates ‘sanctuary city’ war, and Sessions returns fire

It is becoming increasingly difficult to deny the obvious: when it comes to immigration policy, there is a de facto cold war being fought between the state of California and Washington, D.C. Libby Schaaf recently fired the first shot. Schaaf, the mayor of Oakland, committed a serious act of escalation by publicly announcing that agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be conducting operations in the Bay Area in the next 24 hours. While her intent may have been to shield illegal aliens from accountability, even amnesty groups criticized…

How California went from anti-immigration to ‘sanctuary state’

Amparo Cid traces her work as an attorney helping recent immigrants and their families in the Central Valley fight injustices and potential deportation, to her experience as a child in 1994. That was when California voters passed Proposition 187, an initiative that denied undocumented immigrants access to publicly funded services. Back then, many California officials blamed the federal government for not doing more to keep people from crossing the border illegally. Today, the roles are reversed. The federal government wants the state to cooperate more in immigration enforcement. It sued…