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  • CitiesSpeak

If Attorney General Jeff Sessions has his way, the answer will be yes.

Or at least, so Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee — shortly after two federal district courts temporarily prevented the third travel ban from going into…

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Protestors
  • CitiesSpeak

Since his presidency began, President Trump has set his sights on rolling back many of the actions of President Obama. At times, that task has proven easy — as with many federal regulations and executive orders.

Other times, the…

Statue image by Getty.
Statue image by Getty.
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — September 5, 2017 — This afternoon, President Donald J. Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provided protections for certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to…

Dreamer
Dreamer

WASHINGTON – September 1, 2017 – Following reports that President Donald J. Trump may end the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, National League of Cities (NLC) President Matt Zone, councilman from Cleveland, issued…

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Getty Images
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 29, 2017 — Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 3003 — the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.” The legislation broadly attempts to undermine local authority over public safety by coercing local…

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • CitiesSpeak

The court’s consideration of the revised executive order will essentially weigh the need to protect people from discrimination based on religion or country of origin with the president’s power in matters of national…

photo - Supreme Court to Rule on Travel Ban
photo - Supreme Court to Rule on Travel Ban
  • CitiesSpeak

The Fourth Circuit concluded the revised travel ban likely violates the Establishment Clause, noting that its “text speaks with vague words of national security but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and…

photo - Is the President's Travel Ban Headed to the Supreme Court?
photo - Is the President's Travel Ban Headed to the Supreme Court?
  • CitiesSpeak

If the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act passes, it could set a dangerous precedent that would allow the federal government to nationalize the police and limit local authority to manage their police departments.

photo - New Legislation Would Make Local Police Officers Federal Agents
photo - New Legislation Would Make Local Police Officers Federal Agents
  • CitiesSpeak

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the government’s first official definition of “sanctuary cities” and made it clear that President Trump’s power to cut off funding from local governments on the basis of…

photo - Attorney General Memo Undoes Sanctuary Jurisdictions Executive Order
photo - Attorney General Memo Undoes Sanctuary Jurisdictions Executive Order
  • CitiesSpeak

It is not just the president who wants to curtail sanctuary jurisdictions — states are getting in on the action, too. Unsurprisingly, local governments are pushing back.

On May 7, 2017, Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB…

photo - Dueling Lawsuits Challenge and Defend Texas Sanctuary Jurisdictions Law
photo - Dueling Lawsuits Challenge and Defend Texas Sanctuary Jurisdictions Law