You are in the right place if you are here looking for what is a sanctuary city, a list of sanctuary cities, what are the sanctuary cities in the US, sanctuary states, and even for information on Mexifornia. In the past 21 months, immigration authorities have issued more than 230,000 detainers, according to ICE. Since January 2014, law enforcement agencies around the country have failed to honor about 17,000 detainers, 61 percent of them in California, ICE said. You shouldn't wonder why there is so much crime related to illegal immigrants in California. As the saying goes, you get what you ask for!
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Sanctuary is a term for cities, counties, or states that are defying a federal law relative to the various government agencies being required to assist the federal government with their illegal immigrants. In 1996 a federal law was passed called the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIR) that requires local governments to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Contrary to this law, many of these governments are officially or unofficially defying the law and have passed various local policies to ignore the federal law and not question the status of suspected illegal immigrants. Those in defiance of the law prefer to call them undocumented workers and help protect the illegal immigrants from being deported.
"The simple truth is that we've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive."
– Ronald Reagan
States with one or more cities offering sanctuary to illegal immigrants
States offering sanctuary to illegal immigrants
One or more cities considering sanctuary status
No cities with sanctuary status
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* We have been contacted by Steve Salvi of Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC (OJJPAC.org) regarding the use of his sanctuary city list. Versions of his list are all over the internet, some of which make no reference to the source. The cities listed here came from a variety of lists and since then I have added to that base list. As a result the list here is from a variety of sources but we do want to acknowledge the hard work put in by Steve to create his list. Be sure to stop by his site for his latest list.