Eve Levin  //  10/1/17  //  Topic Update

The Fifth Circuit has allowed Texas to enforce parts of a state law seeking to punish sanctuary cities while the suit challenging it is pending (WSJ).

California lawmakers passed a “sanctuary state” bill, which may have significant ramifications for the state should the Governor Brown sign it (LA Times).

Motel-6 introduced a policy forbidding employees from sharing guest lists with law enforcement unless they are compelled to do so (NYT). 

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.

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