The Mythology of Sanctuary Cities
26 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2019
Date Written: August 29, 2019
Sanctuary jurisdictions — be they cities, counties, or states — employ various means of disentangling local law enforcement from federal civil immigration enforcement. Much of the criticism directed at these “sanctuary cities” revolves around a set of myths — such as that these jurisdictions are lawless or dangerous. This Essay identifies nine myths about sanctuary cities and subjects each to a fact-based shakedown.
Keywords: immigration, myth, sanctuary, sanctuary city
JEL Classification: K1, K37
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Johnson, Kit, The Mythology of Sanctuary Cities (August 29, 2019). Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 28, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3445087
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