References on sanctuary policies for illegal aliens


Remarks by President Trump at Law Enforcement Roundtable on Sanctuary Cities, issued on: March 20, 2018

Sanctuary Cities Undermine Law Enforcement and Endanger Our Communities; White House Fact Sheet, March 20, 2018. Lists steps taken to restore law and order to the immigration system, including reversal of sanctuary city policies.

What You Need to Know About Sanctuary Cities; White House statement, March 13 2018.

Criminal Aliens Set Free By Sanctuary Cities; White House article, February 13, 2018.

The Dangerous Myth That Sanctuary City Policies Encourage Victims and Witnesses to Cooperate with Local Law Enforcement. FAIR Issue Brief written by Matt O'Brien | March 30, 2018. Contents - The Claim: Sanctuary Policies Enhance Information Sharing Between the "Immigrant" Community and Law Enforcement.- Why the Claim is False.- How Many Criminal Aliens Are Allowed Back Onto Our Streets by Sanctuary Policies? - Conclusion. View as a pdf: 8 p., of which p.7-8 consist of footnotes which begin at bottom of p.6.

Sanctuary Jurisdictions Nearly Double Since President Trump Promised to Enforce Our Immigration Laws. Federation for American Immigration Reform, May 2018. 154 p. This report is a pdf document including links to 564 sanctuary policies currently in operation. Arrangement is by state.

Sanctuary Cities Protect Crooked Employers and Human Traffickers; exploitation of the vulnerable is anything but “compassionate.” By Michael Cutler, in FrontPage Magazine, May 1, 2018.


Fact Sheet: Donald J. Trump and Attorney General Sessions Stand Up Against Lawless Sanctuary Cities. White House press release, August 16, 2017.

U.S. Department of Justice. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks on Sanctuary Jurisdictions, Washington DC, Monday, March 27, 2017. (Press release)
For a brief summary, see: AG Sessions says they will withhold federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions, on NumbersUSA’s website, March 28, 2017.

______________. Department of Justice Sends Letter to Nine Jurisdictions Requiring Proof of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373. (Press release issued Friday, April 21, 2017) Copies of the letters sent can be viewed by clicking the link at end of Press release.

_____________. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Memorandum on Implementation of Executive Order 13768, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” Washington DC, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Press release) The press release listing does not describe the memo; it links to text of the memo which is displayed here. These news articles summarize the content of the memo, giving background and details: What Is a ‘Sanctuary City?’ Sessions Memo Clarifies DOJ Position, by Ian Mason, 22 May 2017; Sessions Readies Crackdown on ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions, by Brendon Darby, 23 May 2017.

_____________. Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks to Federal Law Enforcement Authorities About Sanctuary Cities, Portland OR, September 19, 2017.

Why President Trump Can And Should Strip Sanctuary City Federal Funding, by Matt O’Brien, Federation for American Immigration Reform, April 12, 2017.

List of CIS reports on sanctuary cities. This online list is continually being updated. Here are a few recent entries; some entries are blogs and some are fuller reports. For example,

List of NumbersUSA references on sanctuary policies. Click here to get a current list of NumbersUSA’s many news reports on sanctuary policies. For example, this posting of March 28, 2017: Rasmussen poll: Likely voters believe that sanctuary policies make their communities less safe. If the link doesn’t work, visit the homepage of NumbersUSA and use Search box in top horizontal menu, entering search term “sanctuary policies.”

Beaverton's 'sanctuary' status will threaten U.S. citizens, by Richard F. LaMountain. In Beaverton [Oregon] Valley Times, January 19, 2017. Also posted on OFIR website here. LaMountain is a past Vice President, OFIR.

Partners In Crime: Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities, Human Traffickers And Other Criminals, by Michael W. Cutler, April 4, 2017. On website of Californians for Population Stabilization. Cutler is a retired INS Senior Special Agent, with 30 years’ service at INS.

Oregon's Sanctuary Status Threatens Public Safety and Law Enforcement Funding, by Billy J. Williams. Op-ed In The Oregonian, Sunday, August 6, 2017. Billy J. Williams is the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.


Tackling Sanctuaries, by Dan Cadman, Jessica Vaughan. Center for Immigration Studies, December 2016. 18 p. “This report examines the justifications given by sanctuary jurisdictions for their policies, and finds them to be largely unfounded. … The Trump administration has a number of tools available at its disposal and within the confines of executive authority to address the problem of sanctuaries and the public safety problems they create. Contents: Key Findings -- Introduction and background -- What is a “sanctuary”? -- What are the arguments made by sanctuary advocates? -- How can the new Administration tackle sanctuaries? -- Conclusion -- End notes.

The Role of State & Local Law Enforcement in Immigration Matters and Reasons to Resist Sanctuary Policies. Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Issue brief, January 2016. 8 p. (pdf version, 6 p.) Partial contents. -- Cooperation with federal immigration officials is essential to thwarting national security threats. -- Cooperation with federal immigration officials saves taxpayer money. -- The Supreme Court has upheld state and local cooperation and assistance provisions. -- Conversely, state and local sanctuary policies may be preempted by federal law.

Sanctuary Nation; the Tragic Cost of Harboring Illegal Alien Criminals. (vol.26, no.3, Spring 2016 issue of the quarterly magazine, The Social Contract) Partial contents. -- America’s ‘sanctuary cities’ and their tragic consequences, by Dave Gibson. -- The impact of criminal alien violence: Administrations’ immigration policies under scrutiny at Congressional Hearing, by Rep. Trey Gowdy. -- Dangerous alien criminals prey on American communities, by Rep. Bob Goodlatte. -- Immigration and the art of the question: effective questions that must be asked of our politicians, by Michael Cutler.