Safe City: What Is It?

Safe City: What Is It?

Read on to find out about how safe cities are helping immigrants in the United States.
Protestors oppose Texas' Senate Bill 4

Everything You Need to Know About Texas’ Anti-Sanctuary Law

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

The State of Sanctuary Cities in the US

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.
DAPA DACA Immigration immigrants protest deportation

Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Reinstates 'Sanctuary City' Policy

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.
Texas Governor Race 2014: Greg Abbott Keeps Lone Star State Republican With Win as Wendy Davis Takes Loss

Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Sheriffs Risk State Grant Funds, Says Texas Gov. Abbott

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.
Lupe Valdez

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Challenges Latina Sheriff on Sanctuary City Policy

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

Obama Advisers Recommend Veto of Anti-Sanctuary City Bill S. 2146

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.
ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement

40 Latino Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Anti-Immigration Sanctuary City Bill

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.
David Vitter

Senate Republicans Renew Efforts to Defund Sanctuary Cities

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.
Hillary Clinton

North Carolina Immigration Bill Criticized By Clinton's DREAMer Latino Outreach Director

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

GOP Lawmakers Abandon 'Sanctuary City' Bill

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

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants 'Sanctuary City' Mayors 'Criminally Accountable'

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.
President Obama

President Obama Advised to Veto Anti-Immigration House Bill as Donald Trump Visits Southern Border

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.
immigrants immigration protests

Immigration News 2015: Nearly 40 National Latino Groups Denounce Anti-Sanctuary City House Bill

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.
Chuck Grassley

'Sanctuary Cities' Under Fire by Senate Judiciary Hearing After Kathryn Steinle's Death by Undocumented Immigrant

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

Kathryn Steinle's Death by Undocumented Immigrant Stirs Political Reaction

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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