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Trump’s Attack on Sanctuary Cities Angering Law Enforcement, Including Trump Supporters

Earlier this week, Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s plan to start cutting federal funding off from cities with immigrant-friendly policies. It’s a stupid move that stands counter to improving public safety, and some three dozen cities have already announced lawsuits over the threat. But it’s not just big, progressive cities that are opposing Trump on this … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Radley Balko: “Trump doesn’t support cops. He supports cops who agree with him.”

In a new opinion piece for the Washington Post, Radley Balko reviews the attacks launched yesterday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions against local law enforcement agencies that refuse to act as ICE agents.  It is an excellent summary of the current state of the debate over so-called “sanctuary cities” and is a must read. Balko’s entire … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Santa Cruz Police Chief Blasts DHS for Betrayal

A joint operation targeting gangs becomes cover for an immigration sweep Washington, DC – As we highlighted yesterday, law enforcement voices across the country are speaking out against Trump’s mass deportation. In a press conference held yesterday, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel joined the chorus, big league. Chief Vogel’s police department originally worked with … Continue reading »

Cruel, Chaotic and Costly: The Fallout from Trump’s Mass Deportation Blueprint

Washington, DC – The Trump Administration’s blueprint for mass deportation, laid out in detail by this week’s DHS implementation memos, are set to be cruel, chaotic and costly. Trump’s radicalism on immigration has plunged millions of families into crisis, caused confusion, division and fear throughout America and the world and are unpopular with the American … Continue reading »

Police Chiefs File Amicus Brief in Support of Executive Action

Twelve states filed an amicus brief supporting President Obama’s recent executive action today, and a number of law enforcement officials from around the country did the same, bolstering the fact that Obama’s immigration action is a common-sense practice that has a long history of precedent. The law enforcement amicus brief was filed by the Major … Continue reading »

Former NY, LA Police Commissioner Bill Bratton: Immigration Reform is "Long Overdue"

As part of their continuing series of “Bibles, Badges, and Business” events, the Forging a New Consensus project of the National Immigration Forum today held a press conference with Bill Bratton, the former Police Commissioner to both the Los Angeles and New York Police Departments.  In the midst of continuing Republican insistence that the border … Continue reading »