Sanctuary Cities

Culture War Comes to Louisiana Governor Race

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Culture war issues have emerged at the forefront of the governor’s race in Louisiana in 2019, as a candidate forum in the state capitol Thursday evening drew out some of the deeper issues separating Republicans from Democrats even more than fiscal differences.

FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham speaks at a business event hosted by the Republican Governors Association in Baton Rouge, La. A Republican group has responded to the start of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ TV campaign for re-election with advertising attacking the …

Oakland Mayor Schaaf: Trump Sanctuary Cities Proposal ‘Racist’—But Will ‘Welcome All’ Migrants

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who infamously tipped off illegal immigrants of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids last year, over the weekend blasted President Donald Trump’s proposal to send migrants to sanctuary cities as “illegal, immoral, undemocratic, and racist.” Yet, the Oakland mayor said her city is “proud to be a sanctuary city” and would still “welcome all” migrants.

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf (Justin Sullivan / Getty)