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    Michigan City Reverses Sanctuary Status

    Lansing, Michigan is no longer a safe haven for illegal immigrants after the city council voted on Wednesday to rescind its sanctuary status.
    The 5-2 vote came a week after council members voted 6-0 in favor of giving the city sanctuary status, but the backlash, particularly among businesses, was swift.
    Lansing Regional Chamber and Michigan Chamber of Commerce wrote to council members after the first vote, concerned about the negative attention the move would draw to the city.
    "Lansing is a diverse community, rich with history and culture. It's what makes our city a welcoming destination to live, work and thrive," the letter says. "Recent actions of City Council, whether intended or not, have placed an unnecessary target on the City of Lansing while jeopardizing millions of dollars in federal funding that impacts the city budget."
    Michigan’s Chamber President and CEO Richard Studley also asked that the council members stop focusing on “costly political statements” and instead turn to addressing “real economic issues.”
    Republican-controlled state legislature is currently considering whether to ban local governments from enacting sanctuary policies.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahba...tatus-n2313043
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Lansing, Michigan is no longer a safe haven for illegal immigrants after the city council voted on Wednesday to rescind its sanctuary status.
    The 5-2 vote came a week after council members voted 6-0 in favor of giving the city sanctuary status, but the backlash, particularly among businesses, was swift.
    Lansing Regional Chamber and Michigan Chamber of Commerce wrote to council members after the first vote, concerned about the negative attention the move would draw to the city.
    "Lansing is a diverse community, rich with history and culture. It's what makes our city a welcoming destination to live, work and thrive," the letter says. "Recent actions of City Council, whether intended or not, have placed an unnecessary target on the City of Lansing while jeopardizing millions of dollars in federal funding that impacts the city budget."
    Michigan’s Chamber President and CEO Richard Studley also asked that the council members stop focusing on “costly political statements” and instead turn to addressing “real economic issues.”
    Republican-controlled state legislature is currently considering whether to ban local governments from enacting sanctuary policies.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahba...tatus-n2313043
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    US Appeals Court Comes Down Against 'Sanctuary Cities'...

    US Appeals Court Upholds Texas' Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'
    March 13, 2018 — A Texas immigration crackdown on "sanctuary cities" took effect Tuesday after a federal appeals court upheld a divisive law backed by the Trump administration that threatens elected officials with jail time and allows police officers to ask people during routine stops whether they're in the U.S. illegally.
    The ruling was a blow to Texas' biggest cities — including Houston, Dallas and San Antonio — that sued last year to prevent enforcement of what opponents said is now the toughest state-level immigration measure on the books in the U.S. But for the Trump administration, the decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is a victory against measures seen as protecting immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sued California over its so-called sanctuary state law. In Texas, the fight over a new law known as Senate Bill 4 has raged for more than a year, roiling the Republican-controlled Legislature and once provoking a near-fistfight between lawmakers in the state capitol. It set off racially-charged debates, backlash from big-city police chiefs and rebuke from the government in Mexico, which is Texas' largest trading partner and shares close ties to the state. Since 2010, the Hispanic population in Texas has grown at a pace three times that of white residents. "Allegations of discrimination were rejected. Law is in effect," Republican Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted after the ruling was published.


    A major focal point of the Texas law is the requirement for local authorities to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, or risk jail time if they don't. Police chiefs, sheriffs and constables could also face removal from office for failing to comply with such federal "detainer" requests. One sheriff Abbott had in his sights was Travis County's Sally Hernandez, an elected Democratic who runs Austin's jails. Last year, Hernandez announced on the day Donald Trump was sworn-in that her department would no longer comply with all detainer requests, a decision Republicans repeatedly pointed to in their defense of the measure. "Words just can't express how disappointed I am with this ruling," Hernandez said. But she said her department would follow the law as directed by the courts. The Texas law is often slammed by opponents as a near-copycat of Arizona's "Show Me Your Papers" law in 2010, but the two measures are not identical. Whereas the Arizona law originally required police to try to determine the immigration status of people during routine stops, the Texas bill doesn't instruct officers to ask.



    Lydia Balderas, left, and Merced Leyua, right, join others as they protest against a sanctuary cities bill outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio



    U.S. Circuit Judge Edith Jones wrote in the court's opinion that the Arizona law — which was partially blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court — was more "problematic" because it mandated the questions during traffic stops. She added that no suspicion, reasonable or not, is required to ask questions off lawfully-detained individuals. "It would be wrong to assume that SB4 authorizes unreasonable conduct where the statute's text does not require it," she said. But the Texas law remains worse in "a lot of respects," said Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which helped lead the lawsuit against SB4. He said they were still deciding their next steps following the ruling, which could include asking the full appeals court to reconsider. Until then, Gelernt said they will closely watch how Texas implements the law.


    Police chiefs across Texas said the law will create a chilling effect that will cause immigrant families to not report crimes or come forward as witnesses over fears that talking to local police could lead to deportation. Critics also fear it will lead to the racial profiling of Hispanics and put officers in an untenable position. Last year, Mexico's foreign ministry expressed concern that the law could trample on the rights of Mexican citizens who choose to live just across the border. But the law was enthusiastically backed by the Trump administration, which had joined Texas in court to defend the measure. Sessions has blamed sanctuary city policies for crime and gang violence, and announced in July that cities and states could only receive certain grants if they cooperate with immigration agents. Sessions is now targeting California, which passed sanctuary laws in response to the president's promises to ramp up the deportation of people in the U.S. illegally.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Lansing, Michigan is no longer a safe haven for illegal immigrants after the city council voted on Wednesday to rescind its sanctuary status.
    The 5-2 vote came a week after council members voted 6-0 in favor of giving the city sanctuary status, but the backlash, particularly among businesses, was swift.
    Lansing Regional Chamber and Michigan Chamber of Commerce wrote to council members after the first vote, concerned about the negative attention the move would draw to the city.
    "Lansing is a diverse community, rich with history and culture. It's what makes our city a welcoming destination to live, work and thrive," the letter says. "Recent actions of City Council, whether intended or not, have placed an unnecessary target on the City of Lansing while jeopardizing millions of dollars in federal funding that impacts the city budget."
    Michigan’s Chamber President and CEO Richard Studley also asked that the council members stop focusing on “costly political statements” and instead turn to addressing “real economic issues.”
    Republican-controlled state legislature is currently considering whether to ban local governments from enacting sanctuary policies.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahba...tatus-n2313043

    This came from townhall, so obviously it's fake news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    once the federal heroin dries up, they all buckle

    Some cities are trying to cammoflage the sanctuary city designation by calling themselves "welcoming cities".

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