Friday, September 20, 2019

Immigration Article of the Day: The Mythology of Sanctuary Cities by Kit Johnson


The Mythology of Sanctuary Cities by Kit Johnson, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 28, 2019


Sanctuary jurisdictions — be they cities, counties, or states — employ various means of disentangling local law enforcement from federal civil immigration enforcement. Much of the criticism directed at these “sanctuary cities” revolves around a set of myths — such as that these jurisdictions are lawless or dangerous. This Essay identifies nine myths about sanctuary cities and subjects each to a fact-based shakedown.  Download the document to see what the nine myths are.


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