How Hard Will Trump Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities?

The president-elect has vowed to cut off federal aid from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration agencies. Will he go further by challenging local policies in court or prosecuting city leaders? Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland compares her city’s stance to “conscientious objector status.”

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The Coming Storm: Meeting the Challenge of a New Deportation Regime

The tools are already in place to fulfill President-elect Trump’s pledge to begin a mass deportation of what he terms “criminal aliens.” Local law enforcement agencies can take the lead, and local governments have plenty of incentive to put those tools to use.