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Sanctuary Cities Join Forces in First Meeting of Its Kind

May 18, 2017

On Monday, March 27, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated Trump’s threats to cut funding to sanctuary cities, local elected officials from across the country gathered to plan how we can fight back together. Seeking Sanctuary: Municipal Policy to Confront Mass Deportation and Criminalization, a national convening hosted by Local Progress, Center for Popular Democracy, and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito brought together elected officials from 30 cities and counties across the country to share policy innovations, litigation strategies, and ways in which local leaders can disrupt Trump’s deportation policies.

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