Redefining Sanctuary Cities

Redefining Sanctuary Cities
Recording: 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

Brion Oaks

City of Austin

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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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate