For decades, the federal government has sought to use local law enforcement agencies to enhance its immigration enforcement efforts. All too often, these agencies have been happy to oblige – to the detriment of public safety and community building.
Across the South, local and state legislators have handed over our tax dollars to support the federal immigration dragnet, and many city police and county sheriff departments have willingly agreed to spend our tax dollars on federal immigration enforcement. What’s more, the Trump administration has punished “sanctuary” or “welcoming” cities and counties – those that have chosen not to entangle themselves in federal immigration law enforcement – by illegally cutting off federal funding.
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Amicus briefs in sanctuary cases
The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed the following “friend-of-the-court” briefs, also known as amicus briefs, to defend sanctuary policies in the cases below.
City of Chicago v. Jefferson B. Sessions III
Appellate court brief
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