Alexandra Widas  //  10/21/17  //  Topic Update


California’s revisions to its criminal law provide a blueprint for resisting President Trump’s plans for mass deportation, writes Ingrid Eagly at the new Harvard Law Review Blog.

Senate Minority Whip Dic Durbin criticized Attorney General Sessions for the policy decision to withhold grant funds from sanctuary cities (The Hill).

  • Pratheepan Gulasekaram explains the reality of sanctuary policies at ACSblog.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

At Take Care, Eli Savit argued that the Trump Administration's threats against sanctuary cities are baseless, but that the rhetoric is nonetheless dangerous. The Justice Department subpoenaed letters from sanctuary cities across the country.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump’s top immigration chief said he was preparing to significantly increase his agency’s enforcement presence in California because of last year’s passage of a “sanctuary state” law.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

A jury acquitted an undocumented immigrant in a case that President Trump often cited as a part of his opposition to sanctuary cities. Judicial rulings against President Trump's effort to deny funding to sanctuary cities have implications for federalism and separation of powers debates.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School