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Where Are Our Sanctuary Cities?

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Though there is no formal legal definition of a “sanctuary city,” the United States is made up of about 300 cities, towns, and counties that call themselves one. These sanctuary cities call themselves so because they have vowed to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. They do this by not questioning a person’s immigration status, by helping them get their children into schools, getting them healthcare, and more.

Sanctuary cities include: Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Berkeley, and Seattle. San Francisco is a particularly unique sanctuary city because it has an ordinance that prohibits it from using funds or resources to assist the federal immigration authorities unless explicitly required by a federal, state, or court order...

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Let’s Talk About Sanctuary Cities

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The Trump Presidency has brought fear to undocumented immigrants now more than ever. With such debate, many cities in the U.S. have vowed to protect its immigrants, and these cities have declared themselves “sanctuary cities.”

Sanctuary cities include: San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and New York. An unofficial count identifies approximately 300 U.S. cities, towns, and counties as sanctuary cities. To protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, they limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. For example, the authorities may not be allowed to ask a person about their immigration status. These cities will also help undocumented immigrants get education and healthcare.

As much as cities will do what they can to protect undocumented immigrants, there can still be tr...

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