Sanctuary Cities: Why, What, Where
With the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, the issue of American “Sanctuary Cities” is front page news. That, and a brewing crisis.
But before the current controversy, a little background. The concept of sanctuary is not new. The following article examines sanctuary in medieval English law.
Designation as a sanctuary city did not begin in the last few years. From the mid-1980s, Chicago, Illinois, designated itself as a sanctuary city. And the heart of the decision was not Hispanic.
San Francisco, California took a different route to its sanctuary city designation. And that came with a horrible tragedy.
Feelings run deep on the issue of sanctuary cities. Americans are divided on the issue and have varying perspective on the legal and moral issue involved.
So, what’s happening now with the start of the Trump presidency?
Where are sanctuary cities?