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.
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.
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.
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.