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  • 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
  • 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”