Police And Illegal Immigration: What Our Neighbors Do

12/21/2016 NPR 

WASHINGTON - MARCH 27:  A protester holds an American flag and a Mexican flag while participating in a protest on the west front of the U.S. Capitol March 27, 2006 in Washington, DC. Thousands of immigration advocates rallied on Capitol Hill to protest the immigration bill that is before Congress.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to punish “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions which limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. Since the election, cities such as Chicago and San Francisco have doubled down on their sanctuary policies, saying local police need to build trust with communities, including people in the country illegally. Critics of sanctuary policies say the cities are fostering a sense of amnesty for people who break federal law.

It’s a long-running argument, and it’s not unique to the U.S. Our neighbors to the north and south have also been grappling with the question of police involvement with national immigration law.

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