Sanctuary Cities and the Second Circuit's Challenge in New York v. U.S.

By Marc Harrold
October 01, 2007
The existence of “sanctuary cities” in the United States falls in line with the old adage that “all government is local”: many cities whose electorate would consistently, even adamantly, favor strict enforcement of immigration laws and border security policies have nonetheless pragmatically enacted local “sanctuary” policies believed to be necessary for the municipal government to provide police services to all its citizens, residents, inhabitants, and visitors....