2020 ELECTION/BORDER/CRIME/IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Under my leadership, we achieved the most Secure Border in U.S. History! My opponent’s insane immigration plan completely eliminates U.S. borders by implementing nationwide catch-and-release. Joe Biden would make every community into a Sanctuary City for violent criminals. #VOTE ?️“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 27, 2020 1:33 pm […]

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CRIME/DOJ/IMMIGRATION/POLICE/SANCTUARY CITIES: “I’m also announcing that the Department of Justice will provide more than $61 million in grants to hire hundreds of new police officers in cities that are the focus of Operation LeGend. We will never defund the police. We will hire more great police. We want to make law enforcement stronger, not weaker. […]

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2A/ABORTION/BORDER/DACA/DEMS/SUPREME COURT/RELIGION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The recent Supreme Court decisions, not only on DACA, Sanctuary Cities, Census, and others, tell you only one thing, we need NEW JUSTICES of the Supreme Court. If the Radical Left Democrats assume power, your Second Amendment, Right to Life, Secure Borders, and… …Religious Liberty, among many other things, are […]

Read More… from 6/18/2020


2A/CHUCK SCHUMER/CRIME/ENDORSEMENT/MILITARY/NANCY PELOSI/SANCTUARY CITIES/TAXES/VETS: “We need our Great David Perdue (@PerdueSenate) in the Senate to Drain the Swamp & Make America Great Again! His Radical Liberal opponent, Jon Ossoff (who we beat in 2017), supports LAWLESS Sanctuary Cities, wants to raise your taxes, & weaken our Great Military. He is a puppet… …of Schumer and […]

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/SANCTUARY CITIES/TAXES: “Well run States should not be bailing out poorly run States, using CoronaVirus as the excuse! The elimination of Sanctuary Cities, Payroll Taxes, and perhaps Capital Gains Taxes, must be put on the table. Also lawsuit indemnification & business deductions for restaurants & ent.“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 5, 2020 8:37 am […]

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FEDERAL FUNDING/ICE/SANCTUARY CITIES/POLICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “But I think, in the bigger picture, I don’t see helping cities and states if they’re going to be sanctuary. Because all sanctuary means to me is it’s protecting a lot of criminals and — and others — many people. But they are — there are criminals. And, you know, […]

Read More… from 4/29/2020


COURTS/ICE/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’Federal Court Deals Major Blow To Sanctuary Cities.’ @FoxNews In other words, there will be no more Federal Tax Dollars to States & Cities that will not cooperate with Federal Law Enforcement (ICE). This is BIG NEWS! Funds will be cut off immediately. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February […]

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CALIFORNIA/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….More and more states want to do this but their governors and leaders don’t have the courage to do so. The politics will soon mandate, however, because people from California, & all over the land, are demanding that Sanctuary Cities be GONE. No illegals, Drugs or Trafficking!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June […]

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FLORIDA/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just signed Bill banning Sanctuary Cities in State, & forcing all law enforcement agencies to cooperate with Federal Immigration authorities. Bill prohibits local Gov’t from enacting Sanctuary policies that protect undocumented immigrants…@FoxNews” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 15, 2019 11:51 pm […]

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ELECTION/FLORIDA/GOP/HISPANIC/IMMIGRATION/LEGISLATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Florida Republicans once worried that hardline immigration policies would alienate Hispanic voters and cost the party the nation’s biggest swing state. Then came Donald Trump, who carried Florida in 2016. Two years later, Gov. Ron DeSantis won election running as a Trump clone. Now the GOP-led Legislature is heeding DeSantis’ call […]

Read More… from 4/24/2019


BORDER/DEMS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Top House Democrats are launching an investigation into President Donald Trump’s contentious proposal to release undocumented immigrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities. The leaders of the House Judiciary Committee, House Oversight Committee and House Homeland Security Committee wrote to senior White House officials on Monday [4-15-19] seeking emails […]

Read More… from 4/15/2019


IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

Read More… from 4/13/2019


DEMS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats must change the Immigration Laws FAST. If not, Sanctuary Cities must immediately ACT to take care of the Illegal Immigrants – and this includes Gang Members, Drug Dealers, Human Traffickers, and Criminals of all shapes, sizes and kinds. CHANGE THE LAWS NOW!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 13, 2019 7:08 pm […]

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IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….So interesting to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our currently ‘detained immigrants’ after release due to the ridiculous court ordered 20 day rule. If they don’t want to serve our Nation by taking care of them, why should other cities & towns?”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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IMMIGRATION/MEDIA/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The New York Times Sanctuary Cities/Immigration story today was knowingly wrong on almost every fact. They never call to check for truth. Their sources often don’t even exist, a fraud. They will lie & cheat anyway possible to make me look bad. In 6 years they will be gone……..” –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 4/13/2019


BORDER/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A myriad of logistical and legal obstacles await President Donald Trump if he follows through on his threat to place migrants arriving at the border into so-called sanctuary cities, a move apparently designed to punish Democrats for refusing to support his immigration policies. Not only is the idea impractical and a […]

Read More… from 4/12/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [4-12-19] said that his administration is ‘strongly looking at’ releasing detained undocumented immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities — contradicting a previous statement from the White House that the policy was no longer being considered…The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump administration officials proposed last November and […]

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DEMS/DHS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Friday [4-12-19] he is strongly considering releasing ‘Illegal Immigrants’ into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed…The reversal, which appeared to […]

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DEMS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Friday [4-12-19] that his administration was ‘strongly’ considering releasing migrants detained at the border into mostly Democratic ‘sanctuary cities,’ suggesting that the idea should make liberals ‘very happy’ because of their immigration policies…The comments came a day after the administration said the policy proposal was never seriously […]

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COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge ruled against the Justice Department on Friday [11-30-18] in a lawsuit over withholding federal money from so-called sanctuary cities, the latest blow to the Trump administration’s hardline immigration tactics. The lawsuit challenged the Justice Department’s efforts to punish sanctuary cities by withholding a key law enforcement grant […]

Read More… from 11/30/2018


CALIFORNIA/COURTS/IMMIGRATION/JEFF SESSIONS/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A U.S. judge on Friday [10-5-18] blocked the Trump Administration from placing conditions on public safety grants to further its crackdown on illegal immigration, and he ordered the grant money to be released to California ‘sanctuary cities.’ However, while Judge William Orrick in San Francisco found that the conditions placed […]

Read More… from 10/5/2018


IMMIGRATION/JEFF SESSIONS/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The legal challenges to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s crackdown on ‘sanctuary’ immigration practices have left Mr. Sessions’s policy in an uneven state, with both sides claiming victory. Sanctuary cities, or communities that limit their cooperation to some extent with federal immigration authorities, are part of the broader immigration debate. The […]

Read More… from 7/20/2018


CALIFORNIA/COURTS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California’s ‘sanctuary state’ laws largely survived a legal attack by the Trump administration on Thursday [7-5-18] after a federal judge declined to block state measures aimed at thwarting cooperation with Washington’s crackdown on illegal immigration. But the judge, John Mendez of U.S. District Court in Sacramento, also rebuked lawmakers, saying that […]

Read More… from 7/5/2018


JEFF SESSIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SANCTUARY CITIES/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration, escalating its fight with so-called sanctuary cities, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday [6-18-18] to narrow a lower court’s nationwide order preventing the federal government from denying public safety grants to municipalities that limit cooperation on immigration enforcement. The Justice Department asked the high […]

Read More… from 6/18/2018


IMMIGRATION/PENNSYLVANIA/JEFF SESSIONS/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday [6-15-18], criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city’s ‘sanctuary’ status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. Sessions accused the city of coddling dangerous criminals and refusing to turn them over to U.S. Immigrations […]

Read More… from 6/15/2018


IMMIGRATION/JEFF SESSIONS/SANCTUARY CITIES/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge has once again rebuked the administration’s efforts to pressure so-called sanctuary cities, going further than any to date in using a recent Supreme Court decision to rule an existing federal law unconstitutional. The ruling Wednesday [6-6-18] from Judge Michael Baylson, a George W. Bush appointee, thus […]

Read More… from 6/6/2018


IMMIGRANTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PENNSYLVANIA/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge ruled Wednesday [6-6-18] that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with illegal immigrants. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson issued a 93-page memo, saying the conditions placed on the city by the federal government in order to receive the […]

Read More… from 6/6/2018


IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [5-17-18] said he was referring to MS-13 gang members when he called some undocumented immigrants ‘animals’ a day earlier, after his remarks prompted a partisan spat online…The dust-up began Wednesday [5-16-18] when, during a roundtable on so-called sanctuary cities, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims brought up […]

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BORDER/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The migrant ‘caravan’ that is openly defying our border shows how weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws are. Yet Democrats like Jon Tester continue to support the open borders agenda – Tester even voted to protect Sanctuary Cities. We need lawmakers who will put America First.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 30, […]

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BORDER/DEMS/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL” […]

Read More… from 4/23/2018


CALIFORNIA/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thank you San Diego County for defending the rule of law and supporting our lawsuit against California’s illegal and unconstitutional ‘Sanctuary’ policies. California’s dangerous policies release violent criminals back into our communities, putting all Americans at risk.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 19, 2018 10:23 am […]

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IMMIGRATION/RACISM/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “What exactly did President Donald Trump mean by ‘breeding’ when he tweeted Wednesday [4-18-18] about cities that will not cooperate with the federal government to deport the undocumented… ‘There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept…’ Taken […]

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BORDER/CALIFORNIA/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy. Want Security & Safety NOW!” –Donald […]

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CALIFORNIA/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “San Diego County leaders on Tuesday [4-17-18] began debating whether to join the Trump administration’s court challenge to a California law limiting cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, amid a conservative backlash to the so-called sanctuary movement. Approval by the Republican-controlled Board of Supervisors in California’s second-largest county, one that shares a […]

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BORDER/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Tremendous pressure is building, like never before, for the Border Wall and an end to crime cradling Sanctuary Cities. Started the Wall in San Diego, where the people were pushing really hard to get it. They will soon be protected!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 13, 2018 6:44 am […]

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CALIFORNIA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [3-28-18] extolled a major California county for joining his administration’s legal challenge to the state’s new limits on how much local police and sheriff’s departments support his rigorous deportation policy. ‘My Administration stands in solidarity with the brave citizens in Orange County defending their rights […]

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BORDER/CALIFORNIA/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Trump ventured into what his team regards as enemy territory on Tuesday [3-13-18], and it was not a peace mission. In his first visit as president to California, the blue bastion of liberal resistance, Mr. Trump unloaded on Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and called on Congress to punish jurisdictions […]

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CALIFORNIA/IMMIGRATION/JEFF SESSIONS/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES: “California’s three new ‘sanctuary’ laws, challenged in court this week by the Trump administration, face different hurdles and have varying vulnerabilities, legal experts said Wednesday [3-7-18]. Law professors who read the lawsuit filed by Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions generally described it as a credible challenge that presents complex legal questions that might […]

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CALIFORNIA/IMMIGRATION/JEFF SESSIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SANCTUARY CITIES: “The simmering battle between California and the Trump administration escalated Wednesday [3-7-18] with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and California Gov. Jerry Brown trading barbs over a new Justice Department lawsuit that seeks to strike down the state’s immigration laws… For months now, Democratic-led California has positioned itself as a political, economic […]

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CALIFORNIA/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The candidates running for governor reacted in familiar ways to news Tuesday [3-6-18] that the Trump administration is suing California over its immigration policies, with Democrats calling for insurgency and Republicans rejoicing. Businessman John Cox, a GOP candidate, released a minute-long radio ad seeking to tie California and San Francisco sanctuary […]

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CALIFORNIA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES: “The Trump administration escalated what had been a war of words over California’s immigration agenda, filing a lawsuit late Tuesday [3-6-18] that amounted to a pre-emptive strike against the liberal state’s so-called sanctuary laws. The Justice Department sued California; Gov. Jerry Brown; and the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, over three state […]

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES: “President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday [1-24-18] escalated its battle with ‘sanctuary cities’ that protect illegal immigrants from deportation, demanding documents on whether local law enforcement agencies are illegally withholding information from U.S. immigration authorities. The U.S. Justice Department said it was asking for the records from 23 jurisdictions, including America’s three […]

Read More… from 1/24/2018


DEMS/IMMIGRATION/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Senate Democrats are questioning the Trump administration’s latest salvo in its push for strict immigration enforcement: possible criminal charges for local politicians in so-called sanctuary cities. The Justice Department is exploring ‘what avenues might be available’ to criminally charge state and local officials who enact laws or guidelines limiting cooperation with federal […]

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CALIFORNIA/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Taking a jab at Gov. Jerry Brown, President Trump’s top immigration chief on Wednesday [1-3-18] said he was preparing to ‘significantly increase’ his agency’s enforcement presence in California because of last year’s passage of a landmark ‘sanctuary state’ law… The comments were the latest salvo between Trump immigration officials and California […]

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CRIME/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “No American should be separated from their loved ones because of preventable crime committed by those illegally in our country. Our cities should be Sanctuaries for Americans – not for criminal aliens! https://t.co/CvtkCG1pln” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 09:17pm […]

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LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: “A federal judge on Monday [11-20-17] permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration’s argument that the executive order applies only to a relatively small pot of money and said Trump […]

Read More… from 11/20/2017


LEGAL/POLITICS/SANCTUARY CITIES: “The candidates for governor of Virginia this fall are battling over the question of ‘sanctuary cities,’ and Democrats fear it will become a new cudgel to be used against them in next year’s mid-term elections, especially if they lose in Virginia. Republican Ed Gillespie has pressed the matter in TV ads, debates and […]

Read More… from 10/29/2017


CRIME/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Hard to believe that the Democrats, who have gone so far LEFT that they are no longer recognizable, are fighting so hard for Sanctuary crime” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2017 06:51am […]

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CALIFORNIA/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In a sharp rebuke to President Trump’s expanded deportation orders, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark ‘sanctuary state’ legislation Thursday [10-5-17], vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities. Senate Bill 54, which takes effect in January, has been […]

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CRIME/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Federal agents arrested 498 people from 42 countries in a four-day nationwide operation targeting cities that United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement said give sanctuary to undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes. ICE officials said that the sweep, Operation Safe City, which concluded Wednesday [9-27-17], focused on ‘sanctuary jurisdictions’ where the agency is […]

Read More… from 9/28/2017


IMMIGRATION/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Justice Department on Monday [9-18-17] said it would appeal a court order blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to restrict federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of San Francisco earlier this year ruled that Trump’s sanctuary cities order was likely […]

Read More… from 9/18/2017


JEFF SESSIONS/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through, for now, with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities that have refused to impose tough new immigration policies, a federal judge ruled Friday [9-15-17]. In what is at least a temporary victory for cities nationwide that […]

Read More… from 9/15/2017


CALIFORNIA/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES: “California legislators are expected to vote this week on a ‘sanctuary state’ bill aimed at impeding the Trump administration’s efforts to deport illegal immigrants, after lawmakers reached a deal on the proposal. The agreement comes after resistance from law-enforcement officials as well as from an unexpected source: Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill’s […]

Read More… from 9/15/2017


IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES/TEXAS: “A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked most of a sweeping state immigration law designed to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, less than two days before the measure was to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio said in a 94-page ruling issued Wednesday [8-30-17] evening that […]

Read More… from 8/30/2017


CRIME/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES: “The Trump administration is working with like-minded sheriffs from around the country on a plan to channel undocumented immigrants from local jails into federal detention, according to several sheriffs involved in the discussions. If it succeeds, it could vastly expand the dragnet that has already begun to transform immigration enforcement in the United […]

Read More… from 8/21/2017


SANCTUARY CITIES: “THANK YOU @MayorGimenez for following the RULE OF LAW! Sanctuary cities make our country LESS SAFE! Full remarks: https://t.co/Kz2EsQ3f1v https://t.co/vD3BB3hyti” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August Aug 16, 2017 09:55pm […]

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CALIFORNIA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Intensifying California’s standoff with the Trump administration over immigration policy, the California attorney general sued the Justice Department on Monday [8-14-17] over the administration’s plans to cut off millions of dollars in federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities unless they begin cooperating with federal immigration agents. The state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, […]

Read More… from 8/14/2017


SANCTUARY CITIES: “A U.S. district judge in Austin has rejected an effort by Texas to have a law that would punish so-called sanctuary cities be declared constitutional ahead of the measure taking effect next month. The Republican-backed law is the first of its kind since Republican Donald Trump became president in January, promising to crack […]

Read More… from 8/10/2017


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Mayor Rahm Emanuel sued the Justice Department on Monday [8-7-17] over President Trump’s threat to cut off federal grants for so-called sanctuary cities like Chicago, calling it an attack against public safety and the city’s conscience. Hours later, Attorney General Jeff Sessions struck back, describing street violence in Chicago as horrific and […]

Read More… from 8/7/2017


SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Sunday the city will file a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s use of federal grant money as a way to force local authorities to cooperate with a crackdown on illegal immigration. The showdown over so-called sanctuary cities has been months in the making, as some […]

Read More… from 8/7/2017


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CRIME/JEFF SESSIONS/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Attty. Gen. Jeff Sessions moved Thursday [8-3-17] to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to four cities beset by violence if they don’t step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally, including two agencies in California, a state that has […]

Read More… from 8/3/2017


ATTORNEY GENERAL/JEFF SESSIONS/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday [7-25-17] moved once again to punish so-called sanctuary cities, announcing that cities and states could lose millions of dollars in federal grants unless they began cooperating with immigration agents. Only hours before, President Trump had issued his latest public rebuke of Mr. Sessions, amplifying the […]

Read More… from 7/26/2017


CRIME/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES: “During his campaign, President Donald Trump repeatedly pointed to the wrenching story of Kate Steinle—a young woman allegedly murdered by an undocumented Mexican—as a prime example of violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants. Now, the man accused of killing Ms. Steinle, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, will soon be on trial, refocusing attention on an […]

Read More… from 7/26/2017


IMMIGRATION/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SANCTUARY CITIES: “The highest court in Massachusetts dealt a fresh legal blow Monday [7-24-17] to the Trump administration’s effort to compel local authorities to assist in its crackdown against illegal immigration. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts court officials can’t hold people in jail simply because the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

Read More… from 7/24/2017


HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House Thursday [6-29-17] is expected to pass bills that would hand President Donald Trump key pieces of his immigration agenda, especially efforts targeting sanctuary cities. The bills, ‘Kate’s Law” and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, would install harsher penalties for repeat illegal entry to the US, and […]

Read More… from 6/29/2017


BUDGET/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES: “At stake is what amounts to a blip in the city budget. But for officials in New York, as in several other cities with large immigrant populations, it is about the principle more than the federal money they stand to lose for their so-called sanctuary city policies. On Wednesday, the office of Mayor […]

Read More… from 6/28/2017


SANCTUARY CITIES: “The Justice Department is quietly exploring new legal theories to take on so-called sanctuary cities in court, working to force them to aid the Trump administration’s aggressive deportation effort, people familiar with the discussion said. Such a case, if filed, would significantly escalate the Trump administration’s pressure campaign against recalcitrant cities and counties. […]

Read More… from 6/23/2017


ATTORNEY GENERAL/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP PEOPLE/JEFF SESSIONS: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday [5-22-17] clarified President Trump’s executive order on so-called sanctuary cities, narrowly defining such jurisdictions — and the money they could expect to receive from the federal government — in a way that appeared to fall far short of Mr. Trump’s previous threats to starve […]

Read More… from 5/22/2017


POLITICS/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Texas lawmakers voted late Wednesday [5-3-17] to send Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that would bar municipalities and police departments from adopting sanctuary policies for undocumented immigrants, moving the state closer to enacting one of the nation’s toughest immigration laws. Under the legislation, which Mr. Abbott is expected to sign, local law-enforcement officials […]

Read More… from 5/4/2017


SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is again attacking the federal judiciary, this time denouncing a ruling that halted implementation of an executive order targeting ‘sanctuary’ cities. On Tuesday [4-25-17], a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration […]

Read More… from 4/27/2017


IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge on Tuesday [4-25-17] blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities — the latest blow from the federal judiciary to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda. In his ruling, Judge William H. Orrick sided with Santa Clara County, the city of San […]

Read More… from 4/26/2017


LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRAVEL BAN: “Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the ‘ban’ case and now the ‘sanctuary’ case is brought in…the Ninth Circuit, which has a terrible record of being overturned (close to 80%). They used to call this ‘judge shopping!’ Messy system.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 26, […]

Read More… from 4/26/2017


ATTORNEY GENERAL/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP PEOPLE/JEFF SESSIONS: “The U.S. Justice Department has escalated its approach to so-called ‘sanctuary cities,’ writing at least eight jurisdictions Friday to put them on notice they could be failing to cooperate with immigration authorities. Alan Hanson, the acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s grant-making arm, warned the cities that they’re […]

Read More… from 4/21/2017


DHS/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has suspended its weekly reports aimed at putting political pressure on sanctuary cities. President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration called for the so-called ‘declined detainer’ report, and the Department of Homeland Security issued the first one three weeks ago. The reports name jurisdictions that did not comply […]

Read More… from 04/11/2017


IMMIGRATION/POLITICS/SANCTUARY CITIES: “With the federal government vastly expanding who is considered a priority for deportation, the California State Senate approved a bill last week that increased protections for immigrants. The measure prohibits local law enforcement agencies from using resources to investigate, detain, report or arrest people for immigration violations. Supporters say the law — essentially […]

Read More… from 04/10/2017


SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: “The city of Seattle sued the Trump administration over the president’s executive order that calls for cutting federal funding for so-called sanctuary cities and other jurisdictions that protect undocumented immigrants. Seattle’s mayor contends Trump’s threat to withhold funding for local governments that don’t cooperate with his immigration crackdown is […]

Read More… from 3/29/2017


BUDGET/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES: “New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and dozens of legislators from around the country are dismissing the Trump administration’s threat to cut millions of dollars in federal funding from sanctuary cities as an illegal maneuver to bully cities into enforcing immigration law, even as Attorney General Jeff Sessions aired that threat Monday […]

Read More… from 3/27/2017


ATTORNEY GENERAL/IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP PEOPLE/JEFF SESSIONS: “U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday [3-27-17] that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may see cuts in grants from the Justice Department. ‘Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in the […]

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IMMIGRATION/SANCTUARY CITIES: “Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ with increased enforcement operations in an effort to pressure those jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration agents, a senior US immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions told CNN. A sanctuary city is a broad term applied to states, cities and/or […]

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IMMIGRATION/NATIONAL SECURITY/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), and in order to ensure the public safety of the American people in communities across the United States […]

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