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Texas protestors and legal organizations battle the state over SB 4.

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With top GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio all calling for an end to so-called “sanctuary cities,” the future of safe havens for undocumented migrants has become a core policy issue.

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is prohibiting city law enforcement officials from working with federal immigration agents, paving the way for the city to return to its role as a sanctuary city.

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In response to the "sanctuary cities" debate and one Texas sheriff's challenge to not comply with federal law enforcement's request on detained immigrants, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has warned the withdrawal of future state funds.

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While the fight to cease “sanctuary cities” has been averted in Congress, at least temporarily, the topic continues with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

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Immigrant-rights advocacy groups are urging the U.S. Senate to reject a controversial legislation that could strip federal grants and funds for more than 350 jurisdictions.

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Forty Latino organizations have called on the U.S. Senate to oppose an anti-immigration bill that would cut many U.S. jurisdictions from federal grants and funds.

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Republican senators have continued the effort to defund "sanctuary cities" from receiving certain federal funds if such cities don't comply with federal requests on immigrant detainees.

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A Hillary Clinton presidential campaign staffer has called for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to veto a bill that affects the undocumented community.

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Senate legislation addressing "sanctuary cities" hit a roadblock in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has joined the call to cease so-called "sanctuary cities," and said he would hold elected officials criminally accountable for not complying with federal law enforcement.

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The Obama administration revealed it will veto a House legislation affecting “sanctuary cities,” which have received national attention following the death of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented immigrant and remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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A coalition of 39 national Latino advocacy groups have called on the House of Representatives not to pass a bill that generalizes Latino immigrants for political gain.

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Immigrant rights advocates have urged Congress not to impose immigration enforcement mandates on local law enforcement.

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Following the death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle by an undocumented immigrant at a San Francisco pier, Californian politicians are debating how much involvement local law enforcement should have with federal immigration enforcement.

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