Tuesday, January 31, 2017
In Sanctuary Cities are Safe, Despite Trump’s Executive Order, Pratheepan Gulasekaram for the ACS blog concludes that
"Ultimately, Trump’s executive order on interior enforcement is cynical political grandstanding. In the final legal analysis, however, states and localities stand on firm ground when they commit to maintaining their inclusive policies. More importantly, these acts of state and local inclusion are critical for our broader public debate on immigration policy. Over time, Trump might be able to ramp up the federal immigration apparatus to serve his blunderbuss enforcement goals. But, he should take heed of the voices and choices of dozens of states and hundreds of cities that are lawfully resisting his xenophobic immigration bluster. "