Sanctuary cities / Marcia Amidon Lusted, book editor
Book | Greenhaven Publishing, LLC | 2019 | First edition.
Available at WCTC Social Issues Collection (JV6483 .S27 2019)
200 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-196) and index.
Local law enforcement is critical to cracking down on illegal immigration / Police Executive Research Forum -- Local law enforcement is not responsible for immigration enforcement / Andrew Ba Tran -- Sanctuary cities allow immigrants to become a contributing part of the community / Andrea Germanos -- Sanctuary cities are protecting criminals / Dan Cadman and Jessica Vaughan -- The priority for protection should be US citizens, not immigrants / Joseph Klein -- Faith communities and campuses should be refuges for immigrants / Rebekah Barber -- Crime rates among illegal immigrants are misrepresented / Hans A. von Spakovsky and Grant Strobl -- Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes / Lauren Carasik -- Sanctuary cities do not protect criminals / Maura Ewing -- Sanctuary cities threaten public safety / Jessica Vaughan -- Sanctuary cities are safer and more community-oriented / Alice Miranda Ollstein -- Giving illegal immigrants refuge is unfair to those who came here legally / James Simpson -- Illegal immigrants were desperate to flee their conditions / Chris Welzenbach -- Sanctuary cities allow terrorists to enter the United States easily / Steven A. Camarota -- Cities that are terrorist targets still welcome immigrants / Elizabeth Ross -- Executive orders banning sanctuary cities work against democracy / David Trilling -- Cities and states can't fix our immigration problem / Nathan Kasai and Sarah Trumble -- Losing federal funding can adversely affect residents of sanctuary cities / Shefali Luthra -- Immigrants are central to America's national community / Stanley Renshon -- Sanctuary cities are unconstitutional / Hans A. von Spakovsky.
As part of his crackdown on illegal immigration, President Trump's vow to defund sanctuary cities, cities and counties that protect low-priority immigrants from deportation, has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy. Are sanctuary cities legal? Should the federal government infringe on states' rights? Why should illegal immigrants be protected? Do sanctuary cities threaten national security and community safety? Do they encourage illegal immigration? These are among the many complicated questions posed in this enlightening anthology, in which diverse viewpoints address the swirling issues of immigration, federal vs. states' rights, and America's moral responsibility as a democracy.
Lüsted, Marcia Amidon, editor.