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Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States

At this point, it seems like there is no way the United States can hold together indefinitely. Americans agree on literally nothing. And I don’t see how that is going to change any time in the foreseeable future. If a national crisis like the pandemic and its impact could not unite Americans, nothing can. In fact, the pandemic has exacerbated division, and by a considerable margin.
By Jessica M. Vaughan and Bryan Griffith on March 22, 2021

The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers.

A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to gain custody of criminal aliens for deportation. It is a notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume custody of an alien and includes information on the alien’s previous criminal history, immigration violations, and potential threat to public safety or security.


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