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Most CA Sheriffs Oppose State’s Sanctuary Law, But They'll Have to Implement It

Two years ago, as others in California were limiting cooperation with federal immigration agents, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department welcomed them into its jail.

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Texas Back In Federal Court Over Anti-"Sanctuary Cities" Law

Attorneys for the state of Texas were set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, against charges that the measure is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution.

California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' with New Legislation

Under threat of possible retaliation by the Trump administration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark "sanctuary state" legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question, and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.

L.A. Sues Federal Government Over Threats to Withhold Funds

Marking the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's crackdown on "sanctuary cities," Los Angeles is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over its policy of conditioning federal funds on cooperation with immigration agents.

ICE Arrests Hundreds of Immigrants Living Illegally in Sanctuary Cities

Immigration officials on Thursday announced hundreds of arrests targeting people in the United States illegally and living in so-called sanctuary cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration rules.

Sessions Says 'Sanctuary Cities' Undermine Law's Moral Authority

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law."

Trump Administration Toughens Policy Against Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration on Tuesday strengthened its crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, announcing a new policy that says local governments will lose some federal grants if they do not honor federal requests to detain illegal immigrants and allow immigration agents access to local jails.

House Passes 2 Strict Immigration Bills

The House on Thursday voted to crack down on undocumented immigrants and "sanctuary cities" that shelter them, approving two bills President Trump has championed but that are certain to meet resistance in the Senate.

Trump Administration Appears to Ease Up On 'Sanctuary Cities'

The Trump administration has settled on a narrow definition of what it means to be a "sanctuary city," and limited the potential financial consequences for state and local governments.

San Antonio Chief Slams New TX Immigration Law

"There's nothing positive that this bill does in the community or law enforcement," McManus said, adding that the law was "dumped on" the department by lawmakers. Before now, the San Antonio Police Department enforced a policy that barred officers from asking about immigration status. Under the new law, officers will be allowed to ask suspects if they are in the country legally.