Sanctuary Cities debate

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Guest: Jan Ting and Peter Spiro

President-elect Donald Trump threatened to withhold federal funds from communities that serve as “sanctuary cities,” where authorities refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials by prolonging the detention of undocumented immigrants in custody for criminal activity. Yet from California to New York, politicians are stating their determination to protect immigrants. Mayor Jim Kenney too has announced Philadelphia’s status as a “Fourth Amendment city,” asserting that immigration status doesn’t affect how long a person can be held against their will without a court warrant signed by a judge. Our guests JAN TING and PETER SPIROboth professors at Temple University Beasley School of Law, will debate the legality of “sanctuary city” policies, and the role local officials play in refusing to comply with federal immigration orders that could lead to deportation.

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