Suffolk County Reviewing Immigration Detainer Policy

Nov 29, 2016
Courtesy of Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco / Facebook

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to deport immigrants living in the country illegally who have committed crimes. He’s also threatened to cut federal funding to those municipalities who refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Custom Enforcement, or ICE.

Cities like Hartford, New Haven and New York City have reaffirmed their status as “sanctuary cities,” but Suffolk County’s policy may change.

Malloy Says 'Sanctuary Cities' Is Not A Helpful Term

Nov 22, 2016
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy told a group of refugees, Jewish and Muslim community leaders and elected officials on Tuesday that places that don’t use local police to enforce federal immigration laws should not be called “sanctuary cities” and that there is no such thing as a sanctuary city in legal terms.

Cassandra Basler

President-elect Donald Trump said he may pull funding from cities that don’t comply with federal immigration law, but mayors of New Haven and Hartford say they will remain ‘sanctuary cities’ for people without immigration documentation. WSHU’s Cassandra Basler reports on what makes a place a so-called ‘sanctuary city.’

Jessica Hill / AP

So-called “sanctuary cities” across the country are telling President-elect Donald Trump that they will not let local police act like federal immigration enforcers, even if he threatens to pull their funding. WSHU’s Cassandra Basler spoke with Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, who says his city will remain a sanctuary city. 

Ross D. Franklin / AP

A Honduran mother and son are suing the federal government over what they call months-long abuses they experienced in a detention center run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The suit was filed last month by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.