The Oberlin Review

Donald the Savior

Donald the Savior

March 31, 2017

Cities Resist Trump’s Unconstitutional Order

Jackie Brant, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2017

Since President Donald Trump assumed office in January, one of his top priorities has been the strict enforcement of immigration laws, including the zealous deportation of undocumented immigrants. His main action to this point has been to issue several flawed executive orders, including one that bars federal funds from sanctuary cities except when mandated by law. This order, signed on Jan. 25, gave rise to many questions. Is the order constitutional? What qualifies as a sanctuary city or university? Can locations avoid the official label of “sanctuary” while still working to protect their undocumented community members? While revisions to the order continue to roll in almost weekly, its unconstitutionality has already b...

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