Thursday, July 23, 2015

Legislative Attacks on Sanctuary Cities are Misguided

From the Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Ahead of Congressional movement and debate regarding federal legislation that could penalize cities and local law enforcement agencies for declining to collaborate with federal immigration authorities, immigration law experts at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) in San Francisco warn against rushing to enact policies that could further isolate and marginalize immigrant communities.

Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, made the following statement:

“The tragic shooting incident in San Francisco earlier this month has quickly become an unreasonable justification for reactionary and punitive policies under debate in Congress. Communities that have pushed back against mass deportation and enacted policies that uphold the rights of immigrants should not be vilified." Read more here.


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