Redefining Sanctuary Cities

Mar 12, 2018 |


Alvaro Bedoya

Georgetown University Law Center

Vanita Gupta

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Tanvi Misra

CityLab, The Atlantic

As Jeff Sessions has rolled out his law-and-order missions to curb immigration and stop violent crime, he has increasingly suggested that the two go hand-in-hand — a phenomenon known as “crimmigration.” In this environment, cities and advocates are seeking to define - and redefine - what it means to be a sanctuary city. Should cities that dub themselves "sanctuaries" protect immigrants and nonimmigrants alike, particularly people of color, through criminal justice and surveillance reform?

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate