Villages That Rescued Thousands During WWII Continue To Welcome Refugees

By Bryan Ferrell, Waging Nonviolence. -

Just as I was about to launch “City of Refuge” last fall, a new book came out on Le Chambon — the French village that was at the center of a remarkable World War II rescue operation. Having just [...]

Community Stopped ICE From Using Airport To Deport Thousands Of Immigrants

By Lena Elmeligy, In These Times. -

On April 23, the government of King County, Washington released an executive order expressing the intention to ban deportation flights from passing through King County International Airport - [...]

Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE’s ‘Psychological Violence’ And Steep Fines

By Tina Vasquez, -

Ivan Ramirez, a 13-year-old Guatemalan asylum seeker, says he can’t remember a time in his life when he felt free. Now that the federal government intends to fine his mother more than $300,000, [...]

Federal Court Of Appeals Rules Trump Order on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Is Illegal

By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press -

President Donald Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that limit cooperation with immigration authorities is unconstitutional, but a judge went too far [...]

The Truth About ‘Sanctuary Cities’

By Lizet Ocampo, -

In a recent White House meeting on “sanctuary cities,” President Trump called some undocumented immigrants “animals” — a disturbing new low even for someone who’s demonized immigrant communities [...]

Sanctuary Cities Threatened With Federal Subpoenas

By Kate Irby, -

Twenty-three cities and states are facing subpoenas if they do not prove they are complying with federal immigration laws regarding sanctuary cities in a “timely manner,” the Justice Department [...]

Dept Of Justice Considering Arresting Sanctuary City Politicians

By Nicole Rodriguez, -

The Department of Justice is considering subjecting state and local officials to criminal charges if they implement or enforce so-called sanctuary policies that bar jurisdictions from cooperating [...]

Going Beyond Sanctuary: Building Freedom Cities

By Dante Barry, -

By Dante Barry for Moyers and Company - With the election of Donald Trump as president, there has been an alarming increase in the rate of targeted attacks on the country’s most vulnerable [...]

Facing Deportation, Lucio Perez Adapting To Life In Amherst Church Sanctuary

By Diane Lederman, -

By Diane Lederman for Mass Live - Living at First Congregational Church for the last month, he misses his wife and children. But with the help of the greater faith community, he has adapted to a [...]

Could Dozens Of Shuttered Catholic Churches Become Immigrant Sanctuaries?

By Emma Whitford, -

By Emma Whitford for Gothamist - Roman Catholic activists are calling on the Archdiocese of New York to take a stronger stance against deportation. While dozens of churches, mosques and [...]

Archdiocese Defends Work With Immigrants In Response To Hunger Strike

By Camille Padilla Dalmau, -

By Camille Padilla Dalmau for Voices of NY - After activist Félix Cepeda staged a hunger strike denouncing the Catholic Church for not opening its New York houses of worship as “sanctuaries” for [...]

Justice Department Announces New Funding Rules In Attempt To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

By Emma Niles, -

By Emma Niles for Truth Dig - President Trump and his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, may be embroiled in a tense workplace dispute, but there’s one issue they still see eye to eye on: cracking [...]

An Interview With Ingrid Latorre About The Sanctuary Movement

By Lucy Duncan, -

By Lucy Duncan for AFSC - Lucy Duncan: Ingrid, thank you very much, it's wonderful to meet you. It's been very inspiring to watch your journey and your courage in the face of your struggles and [...]

Health Care Workers Bring Sanctuary Movement Into The Union

By Porfirio Quintano, -

By Porfirio Quintano for Labor Notes - I had no money and spoke no English when I illegally crossed the border into California 23 years ago, but I worked hard and fought for the right to stay [...]

Is Trump Waging A Stealth War Of Retaliation Against Sanctuary Cities?

By Sarah Lazare, -

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - General Jeff Sessions doubles down on President Donald Trump’s threats to crack down on sanctuary cities, evidence is mounting that the administration has already [...]

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