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  • CitiesSpeak

Judge William Orrick recently issued an injunction blocking enforcement of Trump’s sanctuary cities executive order. Amid proposals to shut down the government over federal payments to sanctuary cities, what can cities…

photo - What’s Next for Trump’s Blocked Sanctuary Cities Order?
photo - What’s Next for Trump’s Blocked Sanctuary Cities Order?
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — April 26, 2017 — Yesterday, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a ruling nationwide that blocks the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order passed in January, which would strip…

San Francisco from the Bay
San Francisco from the Bay
  • CitiesSpeak

There are three main questions that cities need to be aware of when dissecting the political rhetoric around sanctuary cities.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging city leaders to engage with their members of…

photo - Is Your City at Risk of Losing Federal Funding?
photo - Is Your City at Risk of Losing Federal Funding?
  • CitiesSpeak

The executive order is under litigation – but how worried should cities be that the president will actually take away money from sanctuary jurisdictions in the near future?

Five days after assuming office,…

photo - Local Governments Sue Over Sanctuary Jurisdictions Executive Order
photo - Local Governments Sue Over Sanctuary Jurisdictions Executive Order
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 27, 2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a plan to require cities applying for Department of Justice grants to certify their compliance with federal law, including Section 1373 of the U.S. Code. Section 1373…

photo - Cities Respond to Attorney General's Plan to Penalize “Sanctuary Cities”
photo - Cities Respond to Attorney General's Plan to Penalize “Sanctuary Cities”
  • CitiesSpeak

The executive order on refugees has had a significant impact on America's cities – but it could also be an indicator of how the president's executive orders will generally be interpreted throughout the legal system…

photo - What's Next for President Trump's Travel Ban
photo - What's Next for President Trump's Travel Ban
  • CitiesSpeak

President Donald Trump’s refugee executive order has resulted in confusion and lawsuits which will continue to be resolved in the upcoming months. On Monday night, acting Attorney General Sally Yates directed Justice Department attorneys not to…

photo - Refugee Executive Order Faces Legal Challenges
photo - Refugee Executive Order Faces Legal Challenges
  • CitiesSpeak

An attempt to shift the federal responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws to local governments is an unfunded mandate that diverts critical resources from local government programs.

This post was co-…

photo - The Federal Government Needs to Fix the Immigration System — Not Cities
photo - The Federal Government Needs to Fix the Immigration System — Not Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

The State and Local Legal Center's Lisa Soronen discusses a few possible legal theories cities may rely on if they sue the federal government in the wake of President Trump's most recent executive order.

On the…

photo - Legal Steps Sanctuary Cities Can Take If They Lose Federal Funding
photo - Legal Steps Sanctuary Cities Can Take If They Lose Federal Funding
  • CitiesSpeak

Campaign rhetoric can give us insight into a politician’s perspective, even after they take office.

This is a guest post by Dr. Michael Pagano. 

The 2016 presidential campaign rhetoric was laced with…

photo - Forecasting the Future of Cities Under President Trump
photo - Forecasting the Future of Cities Under President Trump