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Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts.

New ICE crackdown in sanctuary cities sparks backlash

Law enforcement officials are pushing back against a new federal immigration push to add more resources in sanctuary cities as the Trump administration continues to target those migrants who have entered the U.S. without legal documents.

ICE plans to deploy more resources in sanctuary cities

LOS ANGELES – Federal immigration officials confirmed Friday that border agents and officers, including those in tactical units, will be deployed in Los Angeles and other so-called sanctuary cities to assist in the arrests of immigrants in the country illegally. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed details of the planned deployment that were first reported in The New York Times. The agency referred further questions to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: ‘This is not a request’

NEW YORK – Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City’s so-called sanctuary policies, issuing four “immigration subpoenas” to the city for information about inmates wanted for deportation. “This is not a request – it’s a demand,” Henry Lucero, a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official, told the Associated Press. “This is a last resort for us. Dangerous criminals are being released every single day in New York.”

Salvadoran woman marks 1 year in sanctuary near White House

Yoga. Meditation. English. These are some of the skills Rosa Gutierrez Lopez has learned since Dec. 10, 2018, when she became the first unauthorized immigrant to get refuge inside a religious institution in the Washington area.

Fortunato bill would end sanctuary cities

Washington shouldn’t be a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants, and its cities shouldn’t be allowed to declare themselves sanctuary cities, a Republican state senator running for governor said Monday.

Facing deportation, mother and son seek sanctuary at Olympia synagogue

About 40 people gathered at the synagogue for the announcement Thursday, including other faith leaders and members of the Temple Beth Hatfiloh congregation. Maria Pablo Matias, who fled her country because of domestic violence, attended the announcement but she did not speak and her head and face remained covered.

Trump considering ‘placing Illegal Immigrants’ in Dem cities

President Donald Trump said Friday 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.

Jim McDevitt: Sanctuary city policies are a threat to public safety

Unfortunately, current 'sanctuary city' policy and directives originating from Olympia, as well as from major cities such as Seattle and Spokane, undercut not only cooperation among local, state and federal law enforcement officials, but also impair information sharing among these law enforcement partners.

Oregon voters deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary law

Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the Sanctuary law, even as some other states, such as Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, have banned towns from approving them.