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This Is Our Best Defense Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

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Protesters at Los Angeles International Airport oppose the immigration ban. Photo by Ken Shin.

Protesters at Los Angeles International Airport oppose the immigration ban. Photo by Ken Shin.

June 3, 2017

Mary Turck

Courtesy of YES! Magazine

Under the Trump administration’s new executive orders, these are the scenes repeated in many cities: Immigration agents swoop in and take away a domestic abuse victim leaving a court building. They roust a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status from his bed. They arrest people showing up at immigration offices for routine appointments. In this atmosphere of anger, fear, and confusion, local governments, as well as churches, schools, and hospitals, are declaring themselves “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants.

But what does that really mean?

This Is Our Best Defense Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

 

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