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.
These cases have the potential to set far-reaching precedents, and should be watched closely.
The murder of Kathryn Steinle by an unauthorized immigrant released from custody in San Francisco has reignited the issue of “sanctuary” cities.
The Trump orders would, by agreement or by coercion, put states and localities squarely in the middle of immigration enforcement in the United States.
While the controversial deferred action programs remain frozen in the courts, several other reforms have been rolled out or otherwise addressed.