In response to President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, residents in Phoenix petitioned for sanctuary status, but the request was rejected by the Phoenix City Council by a vote of 7-2 on Wednesday after a heated debate.
Daniel Ramirez, an illegal alien apprehended by ICE agents, has filed a lawsuit against the DHS asserting that he “is presently being detained without justification.”
President Trump's temporary suspension of the highly controversial (and highly dangerous) refugee program has drawn fire from liberal quarters and the courts. But the order still has a fighting chance to keep America safe from terrorism.
Some sheriffs are uncertain about their right to hold prisoners for deportation, but many cities are ending sanctuary city status, and many illegals fear deportation.
Even as localities across the country are changing their tune on being "sanctuaries" for illegal immigrants, the big battles over illegal immigration lie ahead.
A poll by Britain's Royal Institute of International Affairs, taken a month before President Donald Trump issued his temporary suspension on refugees, showed widespread and increasing support among Europeans for his actions.
Other presidents have suspended immigration without having their orders derailed by the courts. Why is Trump's executive order being treated differently?
California State Senator Kevin de Léon said that “half his family” may be subject to deportation and that using a fake Social Security card should not mandate deportation.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott encouraged the state legislature to pass a bill that would deny state funding for cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration officials.
The city attorney from San Francisco has filed a suit in federal court to stop President Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities.
One of Donald Trump’s first actions as president was to issue an executive order that targets sanctuary cities by directing local and state agencies to enforce existing immigration laws or face losing federal funds. In response, San Francisco is suing the Trump administration, claiming that the orders violate states’ rights provisions. And in flagrant disregard of Trump’s order, the state of California is attempting to become the first-ever sanctuary state.