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Michigan's Capital Changes Mind on 'Sanctuary City' Label

City council held emergency vote after complaints from business community

(Newser) - Michigan's capital reversed a decision to call itself a "sanctuary city" that protects immigrants regardless of their legal status, bowing to pressure from a business community concerned that the term would draw unwanted attention to Lansing from President Trump's administration and cost the city federal funding, the... More »

Seattle Fights Trump 'Sanctuary Cities' Order

The mayor accuses Trump of declaring 'war on cities'

(Newser) - President Trump's crackdown on "sanctuary cities" is making cities less safe and Seattle is going to fight it, Mayor Ed Murray says. The city filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday over Trump's Jan. 25 executive order , which withholds federal grants from cities that fail to comply... More »

Jeff Sessions Issues Warning to Sanctuary Cities

They could lose federal money if they don't cooperate on immigration

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they don't comply. Sessions said the Justice Department would require cities seeking some... More »

One Immigrant Sanctuary Ends in Face of Trump Order

Miami-Dade's jails will hold undocumented immigrants for feds

(Newser) - President Trump's threat to withhold federal money has worked on at least one "sanctuary" jurisdiction, the Miami Herald reports. On Thursday, the mayor of Florida's Miami-Dade County ended a 2013 policy that kept local jails from holding undocumented immigrants for federal immigration authorities. While Trump called the... More »

Gutted Arizona Immigration Law Goes Into Effect

Ruling blocking key parts of bill actually a victory, its author says

(Newser) - Arizona's new immigration law goes into effect today, minus the key parts of it blocked by yesterday's federal ruling . Police won't be required to question suspects' immigration status and it's still not a crime to be found without immigration registration papers, but provisions making it a crime to pick up... More »

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