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How Do Immigrants and the Immigration Enforcement System Interact with Local Law Enforcement?

Cristobal Ramón / Research February 23, 2018

The operation of local law enforcement agencies and their work with immigration enforcement agencies is more complex and nuanced than is often reported in the public debate.

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Court Challenges to Trump’s Immigration Policies – Where Are They Now?

Hunter Hallman / Blog February 1, 2018

These cases have the potential to set far-reaching precedents, and should be watched closely.

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Episode 4: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast November 1, 2017

This week we discuss the legislative strategy on DACA and the new refugee rules out of the Trump administration.

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Episode 1: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast October 10, 2017

BPC has a brand-new weekly series on immigration, “This Week in Immigration”. Listen to the first episode!

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What to Know on Immigration: Sanctuary Cities

Immigration / Podcast September 8, 2017

BPC’s Theresa Brown and Jordan LaPier cover what exactly a sanctuary city is; the relationship between state, local, and federal law enforcement on immigration.

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Immigration and the Supreme Court

Immigration / June 29, 2017 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Two of President Trump’s most debated and high-profile immigration initiatives – the so-called “travel ban” and the withholding of funding from sanctuary cities – have been put on hold by federal courts. The administration has vowed to take the issues…

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Sanctuary Cities and Immigration Detainers: A Primer

Lazaro Zamora / Blog April 25, 2017

The murder of Kathryn Steinle by an unauthorized immigrant released from custody in San Francisco has reignited the issue of “sanctuary” cities.

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States and Cities Pulled into Immigration Enforcement

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog February 27, 2017

The Trump orders would, by agreement or by coercion, put states and localities squarely in the middle of immigration enforcement in the United States.

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How Trump can defund 'sanctuary cities'

Immigration / News January 25, 2017

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing the government to identify federal money it can withhold to punish “sanctuary cities.”

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Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions: Two Years Later

Lazaro Zamora / Blog December 9, 2016

While the controversial deferred action programs remain frozen in the courts, several other reforms have been rolled out or otherwise addressed.

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