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What To Know About Boston's Status As A 'Sanctuary City'

Law360, New York (October 11, 2017, 10:19 PM EDT) -- Boston’s pro-immigrant stance has earned it the label of “sanctuary city,” but it isn’t involved in litigation over sanctuary city funding threats, and has to contend with a Republican governor who takes a more hard-line approach to immigration. Here’s where Boston stands on several sanctuary city issues.

Current Immigrant Protections: The Trust Act & New Funding

The term “sanctuary city” is somewhat amorphous, but such jurisdictions often refuse to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In this regard, Boston fits the bill....
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