Sanctuary Cities

juan ramon vasquez sanctuary city crime
News

The Mayor, the Rapist, and the Fear of the Sanctuary City

Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney became Public Enemy Number One of the anti-sanctuary city alt-right, Fox News, columnists like Stu Bykofsky, and even some generally […]

News

Kenney Celebrates After Judge Sides With Philly in Sanctuary City Case

Mayor Jim Kenney did a literal dance on Wednesday after a federal judge ruled in favor of Philadelphia in its ongoing high-profile “sanctuary city” case […]

News

Philly and Feds Vow No Compromise in Sanctuary City Case

A federal judge’s attempt at striking what he saw as a fair compromise in Philadelphia’s sanctuary city lawsuit has been rebuffed by both city officials […]

News

Federal Judge Proposes Compromise in Philly’s Sanctuary City Lawsuit

The Trump and Kenney administrations remain at an impasse in their heated legal debate over Philadelphia’s designation as a sanctuary city and what that means […]

News

Brady: I’ll Propose a Bill to Help Immigrant Family in Sanctuary in Philly

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady was among the officials who joined the fight to support Carmela Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant mother currently in sanctuary with her […]

News

Judge: Philly “Is Not a ‘Sanctuary City'”

In a major update in the sanctuary cities dispute, a federal judge has moved to prevent the Department of Justice from withholding essential funding to Philly. In […]

jeff sessions
News

DOJ Slams Philly for “Violating” Immigration Law

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Department of Justice has reportedly sent letters to five jurisdictions accused of violating federal […]

jeff sessions
News

Here Is the Lawsuit That Philly Just Filed Against Jeff Sessions

Philly sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday in the latest development of the heated sanctuary cities debate. In its lawsuit, the city argues that conditions […]

jeff sessions
News

AG Jeff Sessions Will Speak in Philly Friday Morning

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak about sanctuary cities and violent crime in Philly Friday morning. Sessions is scheduled to address law enforcement agencies at 11 a.m. at […]

News

Watch: Mayor Jim Kenney Talks Sanctuary Cities on “60 Minutes”

Philadelphia's mayor opposes Pres. Trump's sanctuary crackdown: https://t.co/Yn2EHXIdqY pic.twitter.com/wuSoFCHpNB — 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) May 22, 2017 A 60 Minutes segment this past Sunday night delved […]

trump, syria
News

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Attempt to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities

A federal judge has thwarted President Donald Trump’s attempt to cut funding from so-called sanctuary cities. Trump issued an executive order in February that would strip federal […]

News

DOJ: Philly Must Prove it Complies With Federal Immigration Officials

The Department of Justice has requested Philadelphia and eight other jurisdictions to prove that they comply with federal immigration officials. In a letter posted by the Los Angeles Times, […]

News

Why Trump’s Attack on Sanctuary Cities Is a Good Thing

Mrs. Hernandez: “I saw that man steal a loaf of bread from the store and run down the street, and I can identify him in […]

News

Philly to Remain “Sanctuary City” Despite Threats From Sessions

The Mayor’s Office has responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘s threat to cut federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities. 

jeff sessions
News

AG Sessions: No More Funds for Sanctuary Cities

During a speech in Washington, D.C. today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that so-called sanctuary cities – or jurisdictions that do not comply with federal immigration laws […]