A sanctuary city limits cooperation with the federal government's effort to enforce immigration law. Sanctuary cities reduce the fear of deportation and possible family break-up among those who are in the country illegally so that such people will be more willing to report crimes, use health and social services, and enroll their kids in school.
These policies prohibit public employees from questioning people about their immigration status and refuses requests by immigration authorities to detain people beyond their release date if they are jailed for breaking local law.
In a 1-2 Trump-punch, a federal judge has blocked it from denying grants to sanctuary cities and The California legislature has voted to become a sanctuary state.
Trump's crackdown on 'sanctuary cities' blocked nationwide by federal judge https://usat.ly/2y4G4RY
Defying Trump, California lawmakers vote to become 'sanctuary state' http://reut.rs/2xp4s3A
California bill protecting immigrants closer to approval https://www.apnews.com/ac7973021e3b4ca49997f8efda329880
Judge blocks Trump administration from withholding grant money from “sanctuary” cities http://lat.ms/2h6xmQ5
Judge rules Justice Department can’t keep grant money from uncooperative sanctuary cities http://wapo.st/2x4Zzus?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.502b21687de7
A judge has blocked new Trump administration rules aimed at sanctuary cities
Legislature declares California will be a 'sanctuary state' http://lat.ms/2wwQZmj
In New York, Cuomo restricts officials from asking about immigration status http://nydn.us/2y3okXg