Immigration Law

What Are 'Sanctuary Cities'? - New York Times

Jasmine C. Lee, Rudy Omri, Julia Preston, New York Times, Sept. 2, 2016- "[M]any Republicans say sanctuary cities allow criminals to go free, leading to crimes that could have been avoided if the immigrants had been deported.  Many local law enforcement officials favor the policies, saying they do not want the job of enforcing federal immigration laws.  They say they rely on immigrants in their communities to come forward to report crimes.  None of the protective policies prevent the police from pursuing immigrants who commit crimes."