Immigration Law

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Fresh Printz: Why Trump and Sessions Can't Stop the Sanctuary Movement
Posted on 10 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter L. Markowitz, Mar. 9, 2018 - "President Trump has been saber-rattling against “sanctuary” jurisdictions since the early days of his campaign. He and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have frequently threatened to withhold federal funding... Read More

California Reacts to Sessions' Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Department of Justice, Mar. 7, 2018 - "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra held a press conference with Governor Brown following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Trump Administration has filed a lawsuit... Read More

Sessions Demands Documents from 23 So-Called 'Sanctuary' Jurisdictions
Posted on 25 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Jan. 24, 2018 - "The Department of Justice today sent the attached letters to 23 jurisdictions, demanding the production of documents that could show whether each jurisdiction is unlawfully restricting information sharing by its law enforcement... Read More

Federal Court: Sessions' Bid to Curb Philly's Sanctuary City Status is Unconstitutional
Posted on 6 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBCPhiladelphia, June 6, 2018 - "In a decision that made Mayor Jim Kenney break out into song and dance, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over how the city deals with... Read More

Trump Administration Ratchets up Pressure on “Sanctuary” Jurisdictions
Posted on 23 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Feb. 22, 2018 - "As President Donald Trump and his administration continue to publicly excoriate cities and states that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities—so-called sanctuary cities—the... Read More

Can Sessions Force 'Sanctuary' States, Cities to Kowtow?
Posted on 31 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Monday, March 27, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to withhold - and even "claw back" - federal grants to so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions. Legal experts dispute Sessions' authority to do that. Two... Read More

Sessions Suspicious of 'Sanctuary Cities' Compliance Claims
Posted on 7 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press, July 6, 2017 - "The Justice Department on Thursday questioned whether Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities responded honestly when asked whether they follow the law on sharing the citizenship status of people... Read More