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In the Texas countryside, undocumented immigrants live with a different kind of fear

by Andy Uhler Feb 1, 2018
After Texas made sanctuary cities illegal, some major metropolitan areas vowed to not comply with the new law. But in rural areas, undocumented immigrants face constant fear of deportation.
Manor is a town of about 8,000 people in the Texas hill country. About half of the population is Hispanic or Latino and many haven't obtained legal citizenship status.
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What Democrats and Republicans stand to gain from Congress' new $1 trillion spending bill

by Marielle Segarra May 1, 2017
Some of Trump's key proposals, like his call for a U.S.-Mexico border, will not receive funding.
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Emory University chooses to be a 'safe harbor' instead of 'sanctuary'

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 21, 2017
Students protest the school's decision, but the careful language may keep it from losing state funding.
Students, staff and faculty members walked out in protest and gathered in front of this administrative building at Emory University in February to pressure the university's new president Dr. Claire Sterk to label the university as a "sanctuary campus."
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GOP legislators want to cut funds to so-called sanctuary colleges

by Amy Scott Mar 9, 2017
Republican lawmakers in several states are moving to bar college campuses from offering sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Several colleges have pledged not to cooperate with immigration officials or share information about their students without warrants. But what sanctuary means legally…

Trump's threatened cuts makes city budgeting a risky business

by Marielle Segarra Mar 6, 2017
Cities like New York and San Francisco are facing uncertainty about how to budget for the future. President Donald Trump has said he plans to make drastic budget cuts, and he’s also threatened to withhold federal money from “sanctuary cities.”…

California's resistance to Trump could cost it

by Andy Uhler Mar 2, 2017
The blue state is at odds with the president and could have federal funds cut.
Thousands of people gather at San Fransisco's City Hall to protest President Donald Trump on January 21, 2017. Thousands protested across the state of California the day after Trump was inaugurated.
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Map: Sanctuary cities and how much they spend in federal funds

by Janet Nguyen Dec 22, 2016
The president-elect said he would cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities. So how much money could these cities lose?
Boston-area school students stage a protest against President-elect Donald Trump earlier this month.
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Dayton has welcomed immigrants, but many are now in limbo

by Lewis Wallace Dec 14, 2016
The city has a program called "Welcome Dayton" that encourages immigrants to settle down there.
A view of Dayton, Ohio.
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Sanctuary campus demonstrations pick up across the country

by Amy Scott Nov 17, 2016
Students, faculty and staff walked off campuses this week in a call for colleges and universities to protect their undocumented students.
Students at the University of Chicago participate in a walk-out and rally to protest President-elect Donald Trump on November 15, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. 

 
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Trump promises to block funding to sanctuary cities

by Reema Khrais Nov 14, 2016
Several have pledged to remain safe places for undocumented immigrants.
People wave and call "We are here" and "You are not alone" in Spanish to immigrant detainees at the Metropolitan Detention Center during one of several May Day marches in Los Angeles earlier this year.
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