Sanctuary city is a name given to a city in the United States that follows certain procedures that shelters illegal immigrants. These procedures can be by law (de jure) or they can be by action (de facto). The term most commonly is used for cities that do not permit municipal funds or resources to be applied in furtherance of enforcement of federal immigration laws.  These cities normally do not permit police or municipal employees to inquire about one's immigration status. The designation of Sanctuary City” has no legal meaning.   

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List of U.S. Sanctuary Cities* 

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U.S. Sanctuary jurisdictions listed by state (in alphabetical order)

Alabama

  • Birmingham, AL     Added 2-2-17, Source: Birmingham City Council passes sanctuary city resolution, WBRC Fox TV-6 News, 2-1-17.

    Alaska

  • *(1-18-17 The city of Anchorage has been removed from the Sanctuary Cities list.  The city forwarded a resolution stating it will now cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security.  The city of Fairbanks had previously been listed due its designation as a sanctuary city by the Congressional Research Service.  OJJPAC thanks the City of Anchorage for taking positive steps to clarify its compliance with federal law. Anchorage's enforcement statistics will be monitored for compliance. 

  • * (The city of Fairbanks has been removed from the Sanctuary Cities list due to the city council's passage of a resolution supporting a formal recognition of its cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.  The city of Fairbanks had previously been listed due its designation as a sanctuary city by the Congressional Research Service.  OJJPAC thanks the City of Fairbanks for taking positive steps to clarify its compliance with federal law. Fairbanks enforcement statistics will be monitored for compliance.

    Arizona

  • Chandler, AZ               (Added 5/30/07, Congressional Research Service Report, 2006. The city disputes its listing. )

  • Mesa, AZ                    (Added 10-18-09, Sources: Judicial Watch; East Valley Tribune article,1-4-2008)*

  • Prescott Valley, AZ     Added 4-5-17, Source:  Immigration status will be ignored, local police say, by Scott Orr, The Daily Courier, 4-2-17.
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • South Tucson, AZ        (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Tucson, A Z                (Added 11-12-07, Source: 11-11-07 story by Brady McCombs, Arizona Daily Star. See note below.)

http://ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp

  • California

  • State of California              Added 1-21-18, Sources: Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB54 into law, October 5, 2017.
  • Alameda Co., CA             Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Amador Co., CA              Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Bell Gardens, CA
  • Berkeley, CA                    Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report which points to Berkeley's General Order J-1.
  • Butte Co., CA                   Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Calaveras Co., CA            Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Cathedral City, CA            Added 5-26-17. Source: Cathedral city to become sanctuary city, By Joe Galli, KESQ TV 2, 5-25-17.
  • Chula Vista, CA                Added 4-19-17, Source: Chula Vista council supports state sanctuary bill, lawsuit challenging Trump, San Diego Union Tribune, 4-13-17.        
  • City of Industry, CA
  • City of Commerce, CA
  • Coachella, CA                   Added 7-23-12, Source: La Voz de Aztlan. Passed in 2006 and existence supported by quotes in city's 9-12-07 council meeting minutes.
  • Colusa Co., CA                 Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.  1-18-17 Supervisor disputes listing.  OJJPAC has requested Co. forward its policy for review.
  • Contra Costa Co., CA      Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Cypress, CA
  • Davis CA
  • Downey, CA
  • El Monte, CA                    Added 4-19-17, Source: Without 'sanctuary city' title, El Monte vows not to aid federal immigration agents, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 2-8-17.
  • El Dorado, CA                  Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Fremont, CA                     Added 3-22-17, Source: Fremont adopts sanctuary city status, East Bay Times, 3-15-17.
  • Fresno, CA                       Added 6/13/07 Congressional Research Service.  City disputes its listing claiming CRS could not provide source of its research.
  • Fresno Co., CA                Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Glenn Co., CA                  Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Greenfield, CA                  Added 7-23-12, Source: Battle at the ballot box in Greenfield, Monterey County, The Herald, 6-1-12)
  • Hayward CA                    Added 7-13-17. Source: Hayward declares itself a sanctuary city, East Bay Times, 6-7-17.
  • Healdsburg, CA                Added 3-4-17, Source: 2-21-17 Healdsburg City Council affirms support for immigrants 'regardless of their status,' The Press Democrat.
  • Humboldt Co., CA            Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Imperial Co., CA               Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Kern Co., CA                   Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Kings Co., CA                  Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Lake Co., CA                   Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • La Puente, CA                  Added 4-5-17. Source: La Puente declares city a 'sanctuary' for immigrants, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 1-11-17.
  • Lassen Co., CA                Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Livingston, CA                 Added 5-21-17. Source: Livingston becomes first Central Valley "sanctuary city," KFSN ABC-TV 30, 5-18-17.
  • Los Angeles, CA              Sources:  Congressional Research Service; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Los Angeles Co., CA       Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Lynwood, CA
  • Malibu, CA                     (Added 3-18-17, Source: City Council Votes To Declare Malibu A Sanctuary City, ABC TV 7, 3-14-17)
  • Marin Co., CA                (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Madera Co., CA             (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Maywood, CA
  • Mendocino Co., CA         (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Merced Co., CA              (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Modoc Co. CA                (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Montebello, CA
  • Monterey Co., CA           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Napa Co., CA                  (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)    
  • National City, CA
  • Nevada Co., CA              (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Norwalk, CA
  • Oakland, CA                    (Added 8-27-07. Source: 4/25/07 story by KCBS 740 AM. Link here.)
  • Orange Co., CA               (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Palm Springs, CA             (Added 1-31-17, Source: Palm Springs has been an unofficial sanctuary city for years, By Gustavo Solis, The Desert Sun, 1-19-17)
  • Paramount, CA
  • Petaluma, CA                   (Added 3-4-17, Source: 2-27-17 Petaluma City Council unanimously adopts 'It Won't Happen Here' resolution, The Argus-Courier)
  • Pico Rivera, CA
  • Placer Co., CA                 (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Richmond, CA                  (Added 11-5-09. Sources:  Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's campaign website from 2004, 2006)
  • Riverside Co., CA            (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Sacramento Co., CA                (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Salinas, CA                       Added 7-13-17. Source: Salinas approves 'welcoming city' resolution, By Monterey Herald, 6-21-17.
  • San Benito Co., CA          (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • San Bernardino, CA          (Added 6/7/07, reader submitted /  9/5/08 Listing disputed by the city administration* See addl. notes)
  • San Bernardino Co., CA    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • San Carlos, CA                 (Added 3-18-17, Source: San Carlos Adopts Sanctuary City Status In Defiance Of Trump Administration, The Daily Caller, 3-14-17)
  • San Diego, CA                  (Sources: Congressional Research Service; SDPD chief endorses controversial immigration bill, Fox-TV 5, 9-2-13
  • San Diego Co., CA           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • San Joaquin Co., CA         (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • San Luis Obispo Co., CA   (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report) 2-23-17 disputed by City. Under review.
  • San Mateo Co., CA           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Santa Ana, CA                   (Added 1-31-17, Source:  http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Santa-Ana-sanctuary-city-im...
  • Santa Barbara Co., CA      (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Santa Clara County, CA     (Added 11-29-10, source:  Forced into Immigration Enforcement, A County Considers Plan B, 10-21-10, Huffington Post.; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Santa Cruz, CA                  (Added 5/30/07, documented by KSBW news)
  • Santa Cruz Co., CA           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report; 12-17-16 letter from Jim Hart, Sheriff-Coroner, Co. of Santa Cruz )  
  • San Francisco, CA             (Congressional Research Service)
  • San Francisco Co.              (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • San Jose, CA                     (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
  • Santa Maria, CA                (11-18-08 Submitted research from local activist/ Listing disputed by the city administration)
  • Santa Rosa, CA                 (Added 2-16-17, Source: Resolution No. RES-2017-017 passed by the City of Santa Rosa on 2-7-17)
  • Seaside, CA                       Added 4-5-17, Source: Seaside declares itself a 'sanctuary city,' at risk of losing federal grants, by James Herrera, Monterey Herald, 3-30-17.
  • Sacramento Co., CA          (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Shasta Co., CA                  (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Solano Co., CA                  (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Soledad, CA                       Added 3-27-17, Source: Soledad becomes sanctuary city, Monterey Herald, 3-23-17.
  • Sonoma, CA                       (Added 3-4-17, Source: 2-22-17 Sonoma agrees to take a stand in support of immigrants [illegal aliens], The Press Democrat)
  • Sonoma Co., CA                 (Source: Congressional Research Service; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • South Gate, CA
  • Stanislaus Co., CA              (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Sutter Co., CA                    (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Tehama Co., CA                 (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Trinity Co., CA                    (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Tulare Co., CA                    (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Vallejo, CA                        Added 6-3-17.  Source: City Council names Vallejo a safe haven for immigrants, By John  Glidden, Times Herald, 5-25-17.
  • Ventura, Co., CA                (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Vernon, CA
  • Watsonville, CA                   (Added 5/30/07, documented by KSBW news)
  • Windsor, CA                        (Added 3-7-17, Police Chief to Illegal Aliens: 'Your Immigration Status Is Complet..., CNS News, 3-6-17)
  • Wilmington, CA
  • Yolo Co., CA                      (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Yuba Co., CA                     (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

http://ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp

Colorado     
  •  All 64 Counties in CO   (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Aurora, CO
  •  Commerce City, CO
  •  Denver, CO                     (Source: Congressional Research Service)
  •  Durango, CO                   (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
  •  Federal Heights, CO
  •  Fort Collins, CO              Added in 2007, Updated source:  Fort Collins council supports welcoming immigrants [including illegal aliens], by Kevin Duggan,  The Coloradoan, 10-4-17.
  •  Lafayette, CO                 (Added 6/3/07, documented by reader)
  •  Thornton, CO                  (City disputes its listing.  However, the city did not forward a copy of its policy regarding illegal aliens)
  •  Westminster, CO

Connecticut  

  • Bloomfield, CT                  Added 2-18-17, Source: Bloomfield Resolution Affirming Bloomfield, CT as Welcoming and Inclusive, 2-16-17.
  • East Haven, CT                Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR
  • Fairfield Co., CT              Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Hartford, CT                    Added 5/4/10.  Sources: [Ordinance passed in 2008]; NEWS 21 Blog, by Amy Crawford, Hartford, CT; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Hartford Co., CT              Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • New Haven, CT               Added 6/4/07.  Source: TV News 8: City council votes 25-1 to issue ID cards to illegal aliens.
  • New Haven Co., CT        Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • New London Co., CT        (Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Tolland Co., CT                (Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Willimantic, CT                (Added 3-1-17, Source: 2-15-17 Conn Sees Increase In Towns, Cities Exploring Sanctuary City Status..., Courant.com)
  • Windham Co., CT            (Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

Florida

  • Alachua, FL                        Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Broward Co., FL                Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.       

  • Clay, FL

  • * Correction                       *3/26/16 DeLeon Springs is being removed because it is a census-designated place (CDP) and has no formal municipal government.

  • Deltona, FL                        * Disputed

  • Hendry Co., FL                   Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.

  • Herando Co.                       Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.                       

  • Hillsborough Co., FL           Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.

  • Jupiter, FL                           Added 4-13-09. Previously on watch list.

  • Key West, FL                    Added 5-28-17. Source: Key West approves softer version of 'sanctuary city,' By Gwen Filosa, Keynoter.com, 5-17.

  • Lake Worth, FL                  Added 4-13-09. OJJPAC given tour of city by local activists.

  • Lee Co., FL                        Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.

  • *Miami, FL                         *1-28-17 Miami mayor rescinds sanctuary policy. Miami will be removed from the sanctuary cities list as soon as DHS confirms city is in full compliance.
  • Miami Beach, FL                Added 4-5-17, Source: Miami Beach Passes Pro-Immigrant Resolution, Gemenez Denies It Happened, by Jerry Iannelli, Miami New Times, 2-10-17.
  • Monroe Co., FL                   Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.
  • Miami-Dade Co., FL           Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Okaloosa Co., FL                Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.
  • Orange Co., FL                    Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.
  • Oscelola Co., FL                  Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.
  • Palm Beach Co., FL            Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Pasco Co., FL                     Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Pinellas Co., FL                   Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Santa Rosa Co., FL             (Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.
  • St. Lucie Co., FL                Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.
  • Sunrise, FL                         Added 12-12-15,  Source:  City support for Obama's unconstitutional DAPA and DACA exec. orders.
  • Tampa, FL                          Added 12-12-15,  Source:  City support for Obama's unconstitutional DAPA and DACA exec. orders. 
  • Washington Co., FL             Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.
  • West Palm Beach, FL        Added 4-5-17, Source: West Palm Beach Declares Itself 'Welcoming City' For Immigrants, WLRN News, 3-29-17.             
Georgia
  • Clayton Co., GA               Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR
  • Dalton, GA                       Added 5/30/07. 6/18/07 Listing disputed by the City of Dalton, GA. City's written policy requested, not received as of 1-28-12.
  • DeKalb Co., GA              Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Statesboro, GA                Added 4-5-17, Source:  Statesboro declares itself a welcoming city, by Al Hackle, Statesboro Herald, March, 2017.

    Indiana

  • West Lafayette, IN           Added 3-7-17, Source: West Lafayette council aims to make immigrants [illegal aliens] feel welcome, WANE-TV

    Illinois

  • Carbondale, IL                Added 4-19-17, Source: Carbondale city leaders pass resolution becoming a "safe and welcoming community," ABC WSIL TV-3, 4-12-17.
  • Champaign Co., IL        (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.  Will not honor ICE detainer.)
  • Chicago, IL                   (Sources: Congressional Research Service; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Cicero, IL                     (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
  • Cook Co., IL                (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Requires written agreement from ICE reimbursing costs of honoring detainer.)
  • Urbana, IL                    (Added 1-15-17 Source: Sanctuary City Measure Passes Urbana council On 5-1 Vote, Illinois Public Media, University of Illinois, 12-20-16)
  • Oak Park, IL                Added, 3-18-17, Source: Oak Park approves sanctuary city ordinance, By Timothy Inklebarger, Oakpark.com, 2-7-17

  • Evanston, IL                  (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

    Iowa

  • The following Iowa counties will not honor ICE detainers without a court order or unless a judge has approved a probable cause warrant:
    Allamakee, Benton, Cass, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Franklin, Freemont, Greene, Ida, Iowa, Jefferson, Johnson, Linn, Marion, Monona, Montgomery, Polk, Pottawattamie, Sioux, Story, Wapello, Winneshiek Co.  (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Iowa City                (Added 1-18-17, Source: Iowa City Adopts limited role in immigration enforcement, by Andy Davis, Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1-17-17)

        Kansas

  • Butler Co.             (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)        
  • Finney Co.            (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Harvey Co.           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)     
  • Johnson Co.          (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Sedgwick Co.       (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Shawnee Co.        (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)            
  • Wichita                 (Source: Police department policy exposed after the death of Lola Jayne, KSN TV-3, 12-19-08)

        Louisiana

  • New Orleans, LA      (Source: Police department announced policy of "don't ask, don't tell"  by Police superintendent Warren Riley, WWL-TV; 9-9-09)
  • Orleans Parish Co., LA    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

        Maine

  • Bar Harbor                Added 7-13-17. Source: Sanctuary resolution passes, by Liz Graves, Mount Desert Islander, 6-7-17.
  • Mount Desert            Added 5-21-17. Source: Welcoming communities, Maine Desert Islander, 5-12-17.
  • Portland                    Added 5/31/07 Note: Maine resident reported that Portland city council passed sanctuary legislation.
  • State of Maine           Added 5/31/07 Note: Governor of Maine initiated de facto protections for illegal aliens by Executive Order in 2004*

        Maryland

  • Annapolis, MD                (Added 2-16-17, Source:  Annapolis passes immigration-non-discrimination bill, 2-14-17 )
  • Baltimore, MD                 (Sources: Congressional Research Service; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)   
  • Charles Co., MD              Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.)
  • Gaithersburg, MD             (Disputed by city 7-10-15. As of 9-8-15, the city has not forwarded a copy of its policy regarding illegal alien in Gaithersburg.)
  • Howard Co., MD             (Added 3-13-17, Source: Howard County Council Approves 'Sanctuary' Status, By Mikaela Lefrak, WAMU, 2-6-17). Councilman Fox disputes status.
  • Mt. Rainier, MD                (Added 1-20-08, Source: The Washington D.C. Examiner, 1-19-08)
  • Montgomery Co., MD       (Added 11-3-09, Source: Frederick County sheriff worried about MontCo gangs, The Washington D.C. Examiner, 11-2-09. Also DDO.)
  • Prince George's Co., MD   Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.)
  • Takoma Park, MD             (Reported that City ordinance passed some 20 years ago; Congressional Research Service)

        Massachusetts

  • Amherst, MA         (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)   
  • Arlington, MA        Added 5-22-17. Source: Arlington Town Meeting pases sanctuary community measure, By Bram Berkowitz, Arlington Wicked Local, 5-9-17.
  • Boston, MA           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report citing the Boston Trust Act)
  • Cambridge, MA     (Source: Boston Globe. First passed resolution in 1985; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Chelsea, MA          (Added: 8-14-07 Source: Chelsea government website with text of sanctuary policy.)
  • Concord, MA        (Added 3-18-17, Source:  Selectmen back 'sanctury town' proposal, 1-25-17)
  • Gill, MA                Added 7-13-17. Source Gill becomes sanctuary city, by Miranda Davis, Recorder.com, 6-1-17.
  • Newton, MA         Added 3-18-17. Source:  City measure makes Newton a sanctuary for immigrants, By Felicia Gans, Boston Globe, 2-22-17
  • Northampton, MA  (Added 6-20-12 Source: City of Northampton Resolution dated 8-18-2011.  Resolution limits cooperation with ICE but does not use the term "sanctuary." )
  • Orleans, MA          (Added 6/13/07 Source: Congressional Research Service) Township disputes that it is a sanctuary.
  • Somerville, MA      (Added 7-23-12 Original resolution passed in 1987, later repealed and replaced with Safe City Resolution. Source: Somerville News Blog, 10-15-2007;10-8-14 DHS DDO Report) )
  • Springfield, MA      (Disputed)
  • Worcester, MA    (Added: 2-5-17, Source: Mayor Petty blasts Councilor Gaffney's sanctuary city resolution, By Nick Kotsopoulos, Telegram & Gazette, 1-27-17)

Michigan

  • Ann Arbor, MI      (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)       

  • Detroit, MI            (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Lansing, MI           Added 4-19-17, Source: Lansing sanctuary city declaration still leaves questions, controversy, Michigan Live, 4-2-17;  Lansing City Council rescinded its April 3rd Resolution on April 12, 2017, 10 days later according to a Breitbart article, Lansing, Michigan Will No Longer Declare Itself A 'Sanctuary City, 4-13-17.'

    Minnesota

  • Anoka Co., MN            Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.)
  • Austin, MN               Added 11-1-11 Source: Protecting illegal immigrants to catch criminals, Star Tribune, 10-27-11)*
  • Hennepin, MN           Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Hennepin Co., MN    Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Maplewood, MN      Added 12-12-15, Source: Maplewood City Pages, 12-9-15
  • Minneapolis, MN      Congressional Research Service.
  • Ramsey Co., MN      Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Worthington, MN      Added 5-30-07 Note: This is where a Swift plant was raided by ICE in December, 2006.  Worthington disputes its listing.

        Nebraska

  • Douglas Co., NE        Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.)
  • Hall Co., NE              (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Lancaster Co., NE     (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Omaha, NE                (Added 2-18-16, Source: News)
  • Sarpy Co., NE           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

Nevada

  • Clark Co., NV                  (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)                
  • Washoe Co., NV              (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Reno, NV                          (Added 5-31-07; 2-18-08 Disputed by city; OJJPAC has requested a copy of city policies. Copy of policies never received as of 1-28-12) 

    New Jersey

  • Bloomfield, NJ               (Added 3-7-17, Source: Bloomfield Welcomes Immigrants With 'Sanctuary-Style' Resolution, Patch, 3-1-17)        
  • Camden, NJ                   (Added in 2007. Latest source: Camden, Immigrant Haven?, By Lauren Feeney, City Paper, 7-16-08)
  • East Orange, NJ            Added 3-23-17, Source: East Orange Approves Sanctuary City Resolution, Voices of NY, 1-4-17
  • Freehold, NJ                  (Added 11-5-15.  Local resident; Ground Zero For A Hot Topic, 10-19-15, Asbury Park Press)
  • *                                 * (The Borough of Fort Lee removed pending review of its compliance with IIRIRA). The city disputes its listing as a sanctuary.)
  • Maplewood, NJ            Added 3-23-17, Source: Maplewood 1st N.J. Town To Offer Immigrants 'Sanctuary' In 2017, Maplewood Patch News, 1-20-17.
  • Morristown, NJ            Added 1-21-18, Source: Morristown council adopts 'fair and welcoming' resolution on Sept. 26, 2017. City            provides  municipal ID's to illegal aliens.  See Morristown council adopts 'fair and welcoming' resolution, by Kathy Shwiff, New Jersey Hills.com, 9-28-17.
  • Middlesex Co., NJ          (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)        
  • Hightstown, NJ               (Added 5-30-07  The city disputes its listing as a sanctuary.)
  • Hoboken, NJ                   Added 1-21-18, Source: Mayor signs Executive Order on 1-1-18 prohibiting inquiry on immigration status and working with ICE.  See Hoboken Patch article, 1-2-18.
  • Hopewell Borough, NJ    (Added 3-18-17, Source: This small N.J. town voted to declare itself a 'sanctuary city', By Cristina Rojas, NJ.com, 2-9-17)
  • Jersey City, NJ                (Source Added: 3-5-17,  2-8-17 Jersey City passes sanctuary resolution, Blue Jersey News.)
  • Leonia, NJ                     (Added 3-7-17, Source: Leonia adopts 'welcoming communities' resolution', The Record, 3-6-17)
  • Newark, NJ                    (Added 6-3-07)
  • North Bergen, NJ
  • Ocean Co., NJ              Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Plainfield, NJ                Added 3-23-17, Source:  Plainfield Approves Sanctuary Resolution, By Reporte Hispano, Voices of NY, 2-21-17.
  • Red Bank, NJ                Added 4-19-17, Source: Red Bank council passes pro-immigrant 'inclusive' resolution., app.com, 4-13-17.
  • South Orange, NJ        Added 2-18-17, Source: South Orange Declared Sanctuary City, By Jacob Romanowski, Essex County News, 2-14-17.             
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Union City, NJ
  • Union Co., NJ               Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.  
  • West New York, NJ

  • New Hampshire

  • Dublin, NH                  Added 3-26-17, Source: Harrisville, Dublin, Lyme vote to be 'sanctuaries' for illegal immigrants, 3-19-17.
  • Harrisville, NH            Added 3-26-17, Source: Harrisville, Dublin, Lyme vote to be 'sanctuaries' for illegal immigrants, 3-19-17.
  • Lyme, NH                   Added 3-26-17, Source: Harrisville, Dublin, Lyme vote to be 'sanctuaries' for illegal immigrants, 3-19-17.

    New Mexico

  • Albuquerque, NM*            6/13/07 Congressional Research Service; 8-14-07 KOB-TV 4 Eyewitness News report.  *[5-14-10 Mayor claims city no longer a sanctuary.]

  • Aztec, NM                       Added 5-8-10, Identified by CRS in 2006 report to Congress.  (The city disputes its listing. However it has not forwarded a copy of its policy.)

  • Bernalillo, NM                  Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.            

  • Bernalillo Co. NM            Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report         

  • Dona Ana Co., NM          Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report

  • Lea Co., NM                   Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no policy.

  • Luna Co., NM                  (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Otero Co., NM                Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Rio Ariba Co., NM        Added 6/13/07 Congressional Research Service;  Also 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.

  • San Miguel Co., NM      Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.  Requires reimbursement of costs by ICE in honoring detainer.

  • Santa Fe, NM                Added 6/13/07 Congressional Research Service; 1-26-12 AP story, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss opposes taking drivers licenses away from illegal aliens.

  • Santa Fe Co., NM        (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Taos, NM                     (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.  Illegal alien must be convicted of at least one felony or two misdemeanors.)

    New York

  • Albany, NY                     Added 7-22-09 Source: Council adopts don't ask policy, Times Union report by Jordan Carleo-Evangelist.

  • Bay Shore, NY
  • Bethlehem, NY                Added 3-23-17, Source: Town of Bethlehem passes Resolution to continue "sanctuary" practices, WNYT-TV 13, 2-9-17.
  • Brentwood, NY
  • Bronx Co., NY               (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Central Islip, NY
  • Farmingville, NY
  • Franklin Co., NY            (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Hudson, NY                    Added 3-27-17, Source:  Council OKs sanctuary city status, Hudson Register-Star, 3-21-17.
  • Ithaca, NY                      (Added 2-2-17, Source: Ithica officially declared a sanctuary city, Central New York News, 2-1-17)
  • Kings Co., NY                Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.               
  • Kingston, NY                 (Added 2-16-17, Source: Kingston Common Council passes "sanctuary" resolution on 1-11-17)
  • Nassau Co., NY             (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)               
  • New York City, NY       (Originally added in 2006; (Source added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Onondaga Co., NY         (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Queens Co., NY             (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Rensselaer Co., NY        (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)  2-27-17 Disputed by County. Under review.
  • Richmond Co., NY         (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)   
  • Riverhead, NY
  • Rochester, NY                (Added 1-18-17, Source:  City of Rochester Sanctuary City Resolution, 1-17-17)
  • Saratoga Co., NY           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)         
  • *                                          *The hamlets of Shirly/Mastic were removed because they are unincorporated areas within Suffolk Co. (already listed).
  • Spring Valley Village, NY    (Added 7-25-07)
  • St. Lawrence Co., NY         (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)           
  • Suffolk Co., NY*                *Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Sheriff has announced sanctuary policy is now rescinded, Breitbart.com, 12-27-16.    
  • Tompkins Co., NY            Added 3-26-17, Source: Tompkins Co. approves resoluiton protecting immigrants, Ithaca.com, 2-22-17.
  • Uniondale, NY
  • Wayne Co., NY                  (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)                  
  • Westbury, NY

  • North Carolina
  • Ashville, NC                (Added 3-18-17, Source: Asheville a Clear Example of "Sanctuary city" in NC, NC Capitol Connection, 7-16-15)

  • Carrboro, NC               (Added 11-12-07 Source: Towns differ on illegal aliens by Patrick Winn, The News & Observer)

  • Chapel Hill, NC            (Added 11-12-07 Source: Towns differ on illegal aliens by Patrick Winn, The News & Observer)

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chatham Co., NC    (Added 1-14-09 Source: Chatham rejects immigration program, The News & Observer; Chatham County Commissioners Board Minutes, 1-5--09)
  • Durham, NC                 (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)
  • Raleigh
  • Winston-Salem

        North Dakota

  • State of North Dakota       (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.  ND State Penitentiary will not honor ICE detainers)

  • SWMCCC                        (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)   

     Ohio

  • Beachwood, OH     Added 3-26-17, Source: Councils focus on 'welcoming cities,' sanctuary cities, 2-9-17.

  • Cincinnati, OH        Added 2-2-17) Source: Mayor Mark Mallory supports immigration reform [amnesty], By Amanda Lee Myers, San Francisco Chronicle, 5-30-13.

  • Cleveland, OH        Added 11-30-16 Source:  WKYC-TV-3, Tom Meyer interview,11-30-16; Cleveland passed a Sanctuary Resolution in 1987 (No. 777-87) Cleveland Scene, 2-6-17.

  • Cleveland Hts., OH  Added 3-23-17, Source: Cleveland Heights Declares Itself a "Welcoming City," Cleveland Heights Patch News, 2-8-17.

  • Columbus, OH        Added 7/5/07 Source: 5/10/07 Columbus Dispatch article stating illegal aliens in misdemeanor cases are not reported to ICE)  See more below.  Mayor Ginther signs executive order which is adopted by Columbus City Council, by Bob Price, Breitbart, 6-6-17.

  • *Dayton, OH            Added 1-11-10 Source:  Dayton Daily News story by Lucas Sullivan.  Police chief prohibits officers from asking about immigration status.  * 2-16-17, The status of Dayton is being reviewed for removal from the sanctuary list after the Police Chief supposedly rescinded his "sanctuary" order, 2-2017.

  • Granville, OH        Added 4-19-17, Source:  Granville Village Council passes "welcoming communities" resolution, NBC-TV 4, 2-15-17

  • Lake Co., OH   Added 7-23-15 Source:  Lake County accepts fraudulent Mexican Matricula Counsular ID cards used by illegal aliens.

  • Lima, OH                    Added 10-28-08 Source:  City administration opposes County Sheriff's efforts to remove illegal aliens.

  • Lorain, OH             Added 4-21-14 Source:  Lorain Police Chief Celestino Rivera's written policy of non-cooperation with ICE.  See addl. notes below.

  • Lucas Co., OH  Added 7-23-15 Source:  Lucas County accepts fraudulent Mexican Matricula Counsular ID cards used by illegal aliens.

  • Oberlin, OH           Added 1-25-09. Source: City Resolution adopted January 20, 2009.   

  • Painesville, OH       Added 7-19-07 Source: In 2006, the city of Painesville in an official letter called illegal aliens (they used the word "undocumented" a valuable asset to the city and opposed immigration law enforcement legislation. I have a copy of that letter in my file.  Although the city of Painesville passed a Resolution in support of immigration law enforcement as a result of public pressure, the city remains in opposition to aggressive immigration law enforcement and the deportation of the illegal alien population in the community.  We will be looking into the past actions of the Painesville Municipal Court too, regarding its role in preventing the deportation of deportable aliens.

  • Shaker Heights, OH     Added 3-26-17.  Source:  Article claiming city passed a sanctuary policy.  The administration contacted me via email claiming it is not a sanctuary for illegal aliens.  My reply email requesting  a copy of  its policies towards illegal aliens has not received a reply as of 7-15-17.

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City         (de facto)  

  • Tulsa                        (6-3-07 Note: Tulsa city council is discussing changing its sanctuary policy.  8-15-10 Update:  See note below.)

    Oregon

  • The following Oregon counties will not honor ICE detainers without a court order or warrant:  Clackamas, Curry, Douglas, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Jefferson, Josephine, Linn, Malheur, Multnomah, Marion, Tillamook, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill.     (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Ashland, OR                   (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)
  • Baker Co., OR                (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Beaverton, OR                (Added 1-18-17, Source: Beaverton becomes sanctuary city, by Mandy Feder-Sawyer, Pamplin Media, 1-11-17)
  • Clackamas Co., OR        Added 8-2-16. Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report; Clackamas Co. reaffirms support of diversity, hands-off immigration actions, by Peter Wong, Portland Tribune, 6-8-17.
  • Clatsop Co., OR            (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Coos Co., OR                Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Corvallis, OR                  (Added 1-18-17, Source: Corvallis Declares Itself Sanctuary City, by Conrad Wilson, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 12-13-16)
  • Forest Grove, OR        (Added 3-5-17, Source: A sanctuary city by any other name, Portland Tribune, 2-14-17)
  • Gaston, OR                    (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)
  • Hillsboro, OR                Added 3-26-17, Source: Tie-Breaking mayor's vote makes Hillsboro a sanctuary, Oregon Local News, 3-8-17.
  • Hood River, OR            Added 3-23-17, Source:  City moves ahead with 'Sanctuary' status, Hood River News, 1-10-17.
  • Jackson Co., OR            (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Lane Co., OR                (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Lincoln Co., OR            Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Marion Co., OR             (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service; Also 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Multnomah Co., OR      (Added 11-9-13 Source: Sheriff's office says 'no' to ICE, By Kirsten Lock, Fox TV-12, 4-25-13)
  • Polk Co., OR                Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Portland, OR
  • Springfield, OR                Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Salem, OR                    Added 4-5-17, Source: Big support for 'inclusive city' resolution at Salem council meeting, by Jonathan Bach, Statesman Journal, 2-27-17.
  • Woodburn, OR            Added 5-26-17.  Woodburn City Council approves inclusive city resolution, By Julia Comnes, 5-24-17.
  • State of Oregon *           (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)  *(See note below)

    Pennsylvania

  • Allentown, PA (Rescinded)  7-23-12 Note: Allentown city council passed a sanctuary resolution in 1986 but voted 4-3 to rescind it in 1991.

  • Bedford Co. PA            Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.       

  • Bradford Co., PA        Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR

  • Bucks Co., PA             Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR      

  • Butler Co., PA             Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.          

  • Chester Co., PA           (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Clarion Co., PA            Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Delaware, PA               Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Delaware Co., PA        (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Erie Co., PA                Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Franklin Co., PA           Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Indiana, PA                  (Added 3-7-17, Source:  Indiana Borough: Officials adopt 'welcoming' resolution, Indiana Gazette, 2-22-17)

  • Lebanon Co., PA           Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Lehigh Co., PA            (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Lycoming Co., PA        Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Montgomery, PA         (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Montour Co., PA          Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.   

  • Perry Co., PA            Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Philadelphia, PA*         (7-15-10 Source:  Policy Concerning Access of Immigrants to City Services ; 10-8-14  DHS DDO Report)  

  • Philadelphia Co., PA     (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report) 

  • Pike Co., PA                Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

  • Pittsburgh, PA              (Added 5-29-14 Source: Pittsburg Post Gazette: Pittsburg launches effort to woo more immigrants, 5-29-14)

  • Port Arthur, PA            (Added 3-18-17, Source:  Mayor: PA a 'welcoming city,' not sanctuary city, The Beaumont Enterprise, 3-14-17) 

  • Westmoreland Co. PA      Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

      Rhode Island

  • State of Rhode Island    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.  Dept. of Corrections won't honor detainers without a warrant.)

  • Jamestown, RI              (Added 3-13-17, Source: Town OK's sanctuary resolution, By Tim Riel, The Jamestown Press, 3-9-17)

  • Providence, RI              (Added 5-17-11 Source: Providence wants to opt out of 'Secure Communities' database, by Gregory Smith, Providence Journal, 2-23-11).    

Texas

  • Austin, TX                (Congressional Research Service)
  • Baytown, TX            (6-13-07 Local reader observation;  12-9-15 Note: The City of Baytown disputes it's listing as a sanctuary. Status is currently under review.)
  • Brownsville, TX
  • Channelview, TX      (6-13-07 Local reader observation)
  • Denton, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Dallas Co., TX         Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report; Dallas County passes resolution welcoming unauthorized immigrants, Dallas News, 2-7-17.
  • El Cenizo, TX          (6-13-07 Congressional Research Service)
  • Ft. Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX            (Congressional Research Service)
  • Katy, TX                 (Congressional Research Service)
  • Laredo, TX             (Entry added in 2007. Source added 7-25-15   Breitbart.com article by Brandon Darby, 7-6-15, regarding Laredo PD critical of officers calling Border Patrol. )
  • Mcallen, TX
  • Port Arthur, TX       (6-13-07 Reader/resident observation)
  • Travis Co., TX        (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report; and Houston Chronicle article by Mike Ward, 1-23-17)

    Utah

  • State of Utah                (Added 5-15-11  Source:  Utah Approves Guest Worker Program for Illegal Immigrants, ABC New, 5-7-11) 
  • Provo, UT*                (* 8-27-2010  Provo Utah contacted OJJPAC and indicated that it has no desire to be a sanctuary city. 
  •                                     *5-16-11Update:  Pending removal of Provo, UT  upon verification of city's full participation/cooperation with ICE.)
  • Salt Lake City, UT

  Vermont

  • State of Vermont*        Added 11-29-10  Source: 11-21-10 Vermont AG proposes bias-free policing policy, Burlington Free Press.
  • Bennington, VT            Added 3-7-17, Source: Vermont town back immigrants [illegal aliens] in Town Meeting Day vote, The Washington Times, 3-7-17.
  • Burlington, VT             Added 5-14-09  Source: 5-13-09 Associated Press story by Wilson Ring.
  • Middlebury, VT           Added 5-14-09  Source: 5-13-09 Associated Press story by Wilson Ring.
  • Montpelier, VT            Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.

Virginia

  • Alexandria, VA*            Added 10-6-08. Source: City Resolution No. 2246 adopted 10-9-07.

  • Arlington, VA                Added 11-3-15.   Source:  Arlington, VA opts out of federal immigration program, 9-28-2010; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.

  • Arlington Co., VA          Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Chesterfield Co., VA    Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Fairfax County, VA       
  • Virginia Beach, VA         (Added 6/3/07.  Note: The city adopted an administrative directive on 8-1-08 allowing VBPD limited authority to inquire about immigration status. Based on this directive, the city disputes its sanctuary status. Despite the directive, the city has not provided statistical evidence of enforcement to date. )

 Washington (State)

  • The following Washington counties do not honor ICE detainers:  Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Franklin, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Yakima.    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Bellingham, WA   .             Added 6-3-17. Source: No 'sanctuary' but Bellingham police won't enforce immigration laws, By Kie Relyea, Bellingham Herald, 2-14-17
  • Burien, WA                       (Added 1-26-17 Source: City of Burien Ordinance No. 651)
  • Edmonds, WA                   (Added 3-22-17, Source:  Edmonds City Council approves Safe City Resolution, Edmonds News, 1-10-17)

  • Kenmore, WA                    Added 4-5-17, Source:  The difference between "sanctuary city" and "welcoming city" by Annie Andrews, Q13 Fox News, 2-23-17.

  • King Co. Council, WA      Added as a de facto sanctuary on 6-28-09 Source: The Seattle Times; and on 11-9-09 Ordinance passed;10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • Olympia, WA                    Added 2-5-17, Source: Olympia adopts 'sanctuary city' resolution in response to president..., By Andy Hobbs, The Olympian, 12-14-16.
  • Pullman, WA                    Added 7-29-17. Source: Pullman City Council approves welcoming city resolution, by Tyler Watson, Daily Evergreen, 6-6-17.
  • San Juan Co., WA            Added 3-26-17 Source: 2-3-17 DHS DDOR.
  • Seattle, WA                      (Added 5/30/07; Congressional Research Service)
  • Spokane, WA                   (Added 6-22-15; City Council passed Ordinances C35164 and C-35167)

    Wisconsin

  • Madison, WI                    (Congressional Research Service)  Update: In June, 2010, the city council passed a resolution reaffirming its policy.

  • Milwaukee Co., WI          (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report citing Resolution 12-135; Supervisors pass sanctuary resolution, Wrn.com, 2-2017)

  • Milwaukee., WI    (Added 6-10-12 Source article: County Board Resolution on Immigration on target, Opinion, Journal Sentinel News., 6-9-12)                                   

    Wyoming

  • Jackson Hole, WY     (10-19-15 Sheriff of Teton County disputes the county's sanctuary status. A status review of Jackson Hole is in progress.

    Washington D.C.  

  • (The Washington D. C. city council has voted to prohibit its police department from participating in the Secure Communities program in July, 2010 according to an AP story by Ivan Moreno dated 7-26-10;   10-19-11 D.C. Examiner story which states that Mayor Vincent Gray signed an order prohibiting the city's police dept. from inquiring about a person's immigration status. Also included in the 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

Cities under review

 Diamond Bar, CA   (6/26/07 Disputed by city. Currently being researched to verify.)

Boulder, CO

Des Moines, IA  (Added 11-28-07 Source: Proposal seeks banning immigration raids in D.M., by Nigel Duara, Des Moines-Register)

Bridgeton, NJ            (Added 6-3-07) [7-27-07 Disputed by a reputed farm worker advocate, see note below.] 

Peekskill, NY      [Disputed, being researched]

San Antonio, TX  [Note: The Sanctuary status of San Antonio is disputed, being researched.]

Watch List Cities  Note: This is a new list started 8-14-07 and was updated on 1-31-2017.

  • Cerritos, CA            (Source: Local resident, 1-31-17)
  • Rialto, CA               (Source: Rialto Councilman Rafael Trujillo sponsor's a Rialto Sanctuary City Committee Meeting, 12-30-16)
  • Joliet, IL                  (Source: Resident alleges police have don't ask don't tell policy, courts ignore immigration status)
  • Cedar Rapids, IA    (Source: Article, Two Iowa cities considering adopting sanctuary policies for illegal aliens, by Dave Gibson, Examiner.com, 12-20-10)
  • Lexington, KY         (Source: 11-12-07 Submitted by local resident who claims it is a sanctuary city)            
  • Worcester, MASS   (Source: 8-14-07 Worcester Telegram)
  • Willmar, MN            Added 1-21-18, Source: Willmar City Council considering "Welcoming" Resolution, West Central Tribune, 1-17-18.
  • Silver Springs, MD   (Source: 5-17-12 Local resident)
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  • Lakewood, NJ         (Source:9-10-08  Local residents)Middletown, OH      (Source: 1-30-08 Middletown News-Journal)
  • Springfield, OH         (Source: 1-27-08 Springfield-News-Sun)
  • Clark County, OH    (Source: 1-27-08; 9-29-08 Springfield-News-Sun Editorial (Sheriff Kelly not interested in removing illegal aliens)
  • Gallatin, TN              (Source: 9-26-08 Reader)
  • Shelbyville, TN         (Source: News articles submitted by Shelbyville resident)
  • Portland, TN             (Source: 9-26-08 Reader)
  • Hendersonville, TN   (Source: 9-26-08 Reader)
  • Whitehouse, TN        (Source: 9-26-08 Reader)
  • McKinney, TX          (Source:  11-28-11 Star Local News article by Marthe Stinton)
  • Kings County, WA    (Source:  5-8-12  3 King County officials balk at ICE detainer program)
  • Toledo, OH              (Source: 7-12-15  Personal research by longtime immigration researcher)

Sanctuary Cities, USA: Additional Notes

Anchorage, AK

The Municipality of Anchorage sent OJJPAC a letter disputing the city's listing postmarked July 29, 2010.  It claims that the Congressional Research Service's listing of the city as a "sanctuary" was based on a Resolution adopted by its Assembly (AR 2003-223) in 2003.  The Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler says that that Resolution was rescinded on December 18, 2007. 

Mesa, Arizona

Mesa Arizona has been added as a sanctuary city list because of its reported "don't ask don't tell policy" and criticism by the local sheriff that the city is not enforcing the law.  The sheriff has arrested illegal aliens working in city buildings (as contract workers for a private cleaning company), reportedly after the city police department refused to investigate complaints of illegal hires by a whistleblower. 

Austin, MN 

Note:  The newspaper incorrectly refers to illegal aliens as "illegal immigrants."  Aliens who illegally reside in the U.S. are not "immigrants," a term that should only refer to aliens who legally "emigrated" to the United States.

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia's Mayor signed an Executive Order in November 2009 that provided additional protections to illegal aliens in the city.  However, the City of Philadelphia does have an existing Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) agreement with ICE.  Mayor Nutter objects to the  PARS computer technology agreement which is now up for renewal. The Mayor apparently believes that the access of data by ICE will result in increased immigration violation investigations and deportations.  Here is an article by the Philadelphia Inquirer.  

Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Arizona has been added to the sanctuary city list because the Tucson police have instituted a new policy which prevents their officers from calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement to schools and churches. 

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa city councilor Jim Mautino was quoted in a Tulsa World article by P.J. Lassek, that he believes Tulsa is a sanctuary city and that the Police don't verify legal presence during traffic stops.  Mautino wants to crack down on illegal aliens and introduce an ordinance mandating the use of E-Verify because the resolution that was passed cannot be enforced. 

State of Oregon

According to a CRS report (October, 2005), Oregon passed a law in 1987 that prohibits local and state law enforcement from using state resources for locating and capturing illegal aliens.  Law enforcement was permitted [but not required] to "exchange information" with federal immigration agents if an illegal alien was arrested for a crime. 

San Bernardino, CA.     

San Bernardino was added to the list on June 6th of 2007 as a result of a readers submission.  On September 5th 2008, the city administration contacted me to dispute its listing.  OJJPAC has asked the city's law department to forward copies of the city's policies regarding its processes when illegal aliens are encountered in its city.

 Bridgeton, NJ           7-27-07 Disputed by a reputed farm worker advocate who sent me this email:

"I just wanted to point out an inaccuracy on your website's listing of sanctuary cities.  You have Bridgeton, NJ listed as a sanctuary city, and indeed it is most definitely not.  I work with CATA - The Farm workers' Support committee (www.cata-farmworkers.org) and we have an organized group of membership in this town.  One of our goals is working towards making Bridgeton an sanctuary city, but the local government is quite unfriendly towards the immigrant population, and the mayor has even hinted at wanting to implement a Hazleton type of ordinance (luckily, given yesterday's legal decision, that won't be happening)."

Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch [Ohio] wrote:  "The police didn't contact immigration authorities concerning those who were determined to be undocumented, Booth said. Authorities say that's typical when it comes to misdemeanor charges." 

2-20-14 Mayor Michael Coleman issues a travel ban for city employees because the State of Arizona passed immigration law enforcement bill SB 1070.   12-7-15  City support for Obama's unconstitutional DAPA and DACA exec. orders, Utahpolicy.com

Lorain, OH

            "Thanks to Cel (Celestino Rivera, Lorain's Police Chief), we are less worried"  [about the US Border Patrol]said one interviewee who has a family member who is deportable.  Rivera does not report illegal aliens to immigration authorities.  Source: Ohio, the Other Border, By Maribel Hastings, Senior Adviser, America's voice, 4-7-14.

Painesville, OH

Cleveland Scene (7-18-07) quotes the Painesville Police Chief Gary Smith:

***He [Police Chief Gary Smith] has no qualms about laying out his indifference in plain English: "We don't care what your [immigration] status is." ***

Oklahoma City, OK

One reader wrote about Oklahoma City:

Oklahoma City is a sanctuary city de facto.  Police officers have been told not to stop any Hispanic for minor traffic violations, because they have a good chance of being illegal and it is a waste of time.  The City has not been enforcing City Code if the recipient of the code violation doesn't speak English.  And is not attempting to enforce the single-family dwelling laws.

State of Maine 

Governor John E. Baldacci issued  executive order 13 FY 04/05 which was issued on April 9, 2004.  The order is entitled  “An Order Concerning Access to State Services by All Entitled Maine Residents.”  The order prohibits state workers from inquiring about the immigration status of anyone applying for services. 

Alexandria, VA

Resolution No. 2246, adopted October 9, 2007 states in part:  "...the City and its various agencies will neither make inquirers about nor report on the citizenship of those who seek the protection of its laws or the use of its services."   Evidently in Alexandria, illegal alien are safe from Immigration and Customs Enforcement until they commit a "serious" crime.  So what crimes can illegals commit with impunity from the federal government? Theft? Rape? Drug dealing? Gang activity?  OJJPAC's belief is that the City's Resolution conflict's with its responsibility under federal law.

State of Vermont 

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell reportedly has asked police in Vermont to adopt a "don't ask, don't tell" approach to immigration status under the guise of "Bias-Free Policing."  Police departments in Vermont will get a copy of the request but are not required to adopt the attorney general's policy.

Research Resources (incomplete listing)

  • Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
  • CRS Report for Congress, Enforcing Immigration Law: The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement, Updated August 14, 2006

http://ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp

I find this very upsetting, and they lied again, and President Trump has his hands full with corruption.

Forward info, 10x10 is needed.

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ALERT ALERT

Bill and Hillary Clinton Brutally
Mocked After Defending

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Crooked Bill and Hillary Clinton were brutally mocked Monday after defending the Clinton Foundation on social media.

The Clinton Foundation’s official Twitter account tweeted Saturday, “ICYMI: President @BillClinton wrote on Facebook this week about our work improving lives in the United States and around the world, from fighting climate change to combating the opioid crisis.”

Former President Bill Clinton’s Facebook post served to correct the record about so called fake news smearing the Clinton Foundation. Naturally, he linked to far left sites such as Snopes and Politifact to debunk the smears.

After touting all the charity the Clinton Foundation brings to hurricane victims, farmers in East Africa and combating Climate Change, Bill Clinton unleashed on Breitbart News for spreading conspiracy theories and false information about the Foundation.

Nevertheless, spreading false information about the Foundation continues, apparently as part of an ongoing strategy to distract attention from real problems and, over the long run, to completely erase the line between fact and fiction.

For example, just a few weeks ago on MSNBC, during a discussion of the President’s disparaging remarks about Haiti, his designated defender repeated the ridiculous assertion that I had taken money raised for Haiti for personal use and was responsible for the apparent suicide of a Haitian who knew all about it. Thankfully, the host cut her off, refusing to provide a forum for known false conspiracy theories. I’m proud of the work the Foundation and I have done in Haiti and will give you a more detailed report on that soon.

These attacks on the Foundation began in earnest with the 2015 publication of the Breitbart-inspired book, Clinton Cash. I thought the Foundation staff did a good job debunking the book’s charges, but they were published as written even in “mainstream” outlets, and even now the charges continue to be repeated online and in forums favorable to those who make them.

I have never responded personally to these charges, but out of respect for our donors, partners, and those who work at the Foundation, I think I should—because as we see, attacks, no matter how outrageous, can have a long life.

Bill Clinton also argued Chelsea’s wedding wasn’t paid for by Clinton Foundation donations nor do any of them receive salaries.

No, Foundation funds were not used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc. It was a wonderful day that Hillary and I were grateful to be able to pay for.

Clinton also argued the foundation was given 4 out 4 stars from Charity Navigator, Platinum from GuideStar, A from Charity Watch, and a 20 out of 20 score for meeting all of the Better Business Bureau’s good practice standards.

Hillary Clinton tweeted: Want to hear the real story of the @ClintonFdn? Read this: 

 Trump supporters savaged the Clintons.

How about when Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman donated MILLIONS to your foundation when you were Secretary of State and then you conducted official US business with them? 

What about how Haitian villages that you raised money for are STILL without the homes, schools and infrastructure you promised for them? Where did it go Hillary? Where's that money? Why did you plunder the great people of Haiti? 

  

Unless it explains

Benghazi 33,000 missing emails  Haiti  Destroyed electronics  Missing money
Uranium One Etc

Then no. Nope.  
Not on Presidents day.  

Care to tell us how much the Foundation pays out in salaries each year? 

 

Slush fund? Pay-to-play? Salaries for Sid Blumenthal?
Fraud in Haiti?  The vast majority of funds don't reach people in need?
That's the real story, right?   

 

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