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Immigration 101: What is a Sanctuary City?

Updated October 9, 2018 “Sanctuary cities” is actually a misnomer. While many Americans believe that it refers to a city that doesn’t prosecute immigrants, so-called “sanctuary cities” actually refer to something far more specific. There’s no single definition of what is a sanctuary city, but generally speaking, it’s a city (or a county, or a … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Why Marrying a US Citizen Does Not Automatically Legalize an Undocumented Immigrant

One immigration case that’s been making the news is the story of Roberto Beristain, an Indiana business owner and undocumented immigrant who was deported this week after spending almost 20 years in the US. Beristain has a wife and four children, all of whom are US citizens, which might prompt some to question — why didn’t … Continue reading »

Immigration 101 from Vox: The Case for Immigration and How American Greatness Depends on Welcoming Foreigners

Why should Americans support immigration? For a comprehensive answer, check out Matthew Yglesias’ piece at Vox, “The Case for Immigration”. As he points out, the United States throughout its history has not typically taken in immigrants as an act of kindness — it’s taken in immigrants out of recognition that newcomers contribute to the country … Continue reading »