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Sanctuary Churches: Who Controls The Story?

Code Switch's Adrian Florido has been covering the new sanctuary movement for us. For this episode, he spoke to key players to understand why hundreds of churches are ready to start a public fight with the current administration to prevent deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. on 30 Mar 2017
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Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions's Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department would withhold billions of dollars in grants to law enforcement agencies in sanctuary cities. In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and others vowed to defy the order and remain sanctuary cities. For more, we speak with Helen Gym, longtime community activist who was recently elected to the Philadelphia City Council. on 30 Mar 2017
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ICE Retaliates Against Immigrants in Austin After Sheriff Limits Cooperation with Federal Agents

Texas U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin said in open court that federal agents had alerted him that ICE would be targeting the area of Austin, Texas. The raids would be retribution for Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s new policy that limited cooperation between local and federal authorities. on 30 Mar 2017
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Immigrant Communities in Fear as Trump Ups ICE Raids Targeting Sanctuary Cities

Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym and Austin City Councilmember Gregorio Casar talk about fear spreading in immigrant communities, as well as the growing resistance to federal immigration policy. on 30 Mar 2017
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After Protests, ICE Releases Two Vermont Migrant Activists & Seattle DREAMer

In Vermont, two immigrant rights activists have returned home after being jailed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in what local organizers say was an act of political retaliation. on 30 Mar 2017
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