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Immigration Article of the Day: A Legal Sanctuary: How the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Could Protect Sanctuary Churches by Thomas Scott-Railton

A Legal Sanctuary: How the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Could Protect Sanctuary Churches by Thomas Scott-Railton, Yale law students, Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming Abstract Across the country, places of worship are declaring themselves sanctuaries and providing shelter to undocumented… … Continue reading

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Immigration Article of the Day: Arguing About Sanctuary by Hiroshi Motomura

Arguing About Sanctuary by Hiroshi Motomura, 52 UC Davis Law Review 435 (2018) Abstract “Sanctuary” has come to mean many things. This article suggests a way of understanding the arguments for and against sanctuary. I start by suggesting a working… … Continue reading

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California Federal Court Suspends Enforcement of Certain Provisions in California’s Sanctuary Laws

On July 5, 2018, a federal judge in the Eastern District of California granted the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) request to temporarily prevent the state of California from enforcing key provisions of AB 450, one of three “sanctuary” laws … Continue reading

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Justice Department Pushes Sanctuary Cities Issue to Supreme Court

In another bid to ensure its ability to punish so-called sanctuary cities, the Justice Department is sending a petition to the Supreme Court. According to POLITICO, the agency filed an emergency junction with the court on Monday, asking it to … Continue reading

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Orange County, CA: Where the Sanctuary and Anti-Sanctuary Movements are Meeting Head-On

(Photo cr: OC Register) Various commentators have remarked that Orange County, CA has emerged as ground zero for Attorney General Jeff Session’s attack on sanctuary jurisdictions. In the wake of the filing of Session v. California, the federal lawsuit seeking… … Continue reading

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