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Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.  See profile: https://www.law.columbia.edu/faculty/richard-briffault

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“Sanctuary” and Local Government Law

Posted by on May 6, 2020

“Sanctuary city”, Wikipedia tells us, “refers to municipal jurisdictions, typically in North America, that limit their cooperation with the national government’s effort to enforce immigration law.” This is not an unreasonable definition. The term sanctuary city first came into modern political and legal parlance in the United States in the 1980s when a handful of […]