Sanctuary jurisdictions are state and local governments which have decided to limit the ability of their law enforcement agencies to detect and apprehend illegal aliens.
An agreement has been unearthed that formalizes cooperation between the Chicago Police Department and ICE Homeland Security Investigations. Immigration activists who happen to be in the U.S. illegally are worried that this could be used to deport illegal aliens.
California insists that charter cities comply with a state sanctuary law called the California Values Act, despite the fact that this legislation itself brazenly violates U.S. legal code requiring state and local authorities to cooperate with federal immigration officials.
In brief, there are no sanctuary cities in Texas, thanks to Senate Bill 4, which was signed into law on May 7, 2017. The measure has of course been met with court challenges, led by the ACLU of Texas and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
The California Values Act prohibited state agencies from granting ICE access to databases storing information that would enable ICE to identify criminals in the United States illegally and therefore deportable. ICE ERO has now been cut off from a law enforcement network called CLETS.
New regulations introduced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot at this week's meeting of the Chicago City Council omit mention of exceptions to Chicago's sanctuary city statute, despite campaigning for office on a pledge to eliminate those exceptions.
Sanctuary legislation signed into law by Governor Jared Polis in May will compel law enforcement officials in Colorado to release a dangerous criminal alien from custody. ICE has lodged two immigration detainers on the suspect, but county jail officials will be forced to ignore them.
Proposition 205, an initiative to declare Tucson, Arizona a sanctuary city is on the ballot in Tucson on November 5, 2019. Backed by an array of leftist groups, the initiative would severely restrict ability of law enforcement officers and city employees to determine people's citizenship status.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, an ally of President Donald Trump, supports an initiative to prevent Massachusetts from becoming a sanctuary state. This proposed legislation would permit local authorities to cooperate with ICE in detaining illegal aliens.
King County, WA, severs its connection with LInX, an important law enforcement information sharing system that enables investigators to search for data across jurisdictional boundaries. This federal system helps them to prevent, stop and solve crimes.
The New Jersey State government is demanding that sheriffs in Monmouth County and Cape May County discontinue cooperation with ICE, wherein information on criminals who are in the country illegally is turned over to federal immigration authorities.