Sanctuary City Policies

Washington City Council to Consider ‘Sanctuary City’ Label

A town in south-central Washington is being asked by residents to declare itself a sanctuary city. The move would have the municipality join with the surrounding Yakima County which is already listed as a sanctuary jurisdiction.

Julio Guzman, 20, carries a flag during a march for immigration reform on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Yakima, Wash. (AP Photo/Shannon Dininny)

Child Rapist Deported to Ecuador

An illegal immigrant convicted of raping a child in Ecuador has been deported back to that country by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

Migrants are deported to Turkey from the Greek port of Mytilene on April 4, 2016

Liberal Mayors Vow to Keep Sanctuary City Policies

Liberal mayors across the United States have vowed to keep their sanctuary city policies intact. Mayors of New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Providence spoke out in defiance of a possible nationwide, anti-sanctuary city law.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee - Sanctuary City

Anti-Sanctuary City Bill Filed by Texas State Senator

A Texas state senator has filed a bill to “eliminate Sanctuary Cities in the State of Texas.” The bill will require local governments and law enforcement agencies uphold current immigration laws.


Texas Governor Strips State Grant Funding from Sanctuary City Sheriffs

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a new plan to strip state grant funding from county sheriffs with a Sanctuary City policy of not honoring ICE detainers. The move follows Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s order that criminal illegal aliens in her jail will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if ICE detainers will be enforced.

Sanctuary City Policies