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THE FIRST STEP: SANCTUARY

Posted by G.A. Matiasz on November 11, 2016

Begin with sanctuary. Expand and strengthen the sanctuary movement, both secular and religious. Multiply the number of sanctuary cities, counties, and states. And individually pledge to support and offer sanctuary wherever and to whomever whenever possible. Now that Trump is president, now that Republicans control Congress, it’s the first step we need to take.

sanctuary-cities-map
(Map of Sanctuary Cities)

Below is a list of sanctuary cities, counties, and states from a right-wing website. Our goal should be to double, triple, geometrically multiply this list.

The Original list of  Sanctuary Cities, USA

(The sanctuary list was created in 2006 and last updated on:
8-2-2016)

Sanctuaries listed by state (in
alphabetical order)

Alaska

  • Anchorage, AK  (6/13/07 Congressional
    Research Service) (7-29-10 The Municipality of Anchorage
    disputes the listing. See notes at bottom of page for details.)
  • * (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)*
  • 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.)


California

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Contra Costa Co., CA    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS
    DDO Report)
  • Cypress, CA
  • Davis CA
  • Downey, CA
  • El Dorado, CA                (Added
    7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Fresno, CA                       (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)
  • 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)
  • Lassen Co., CA
    (Added 7-30-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Paramount, CA
  • 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.                (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • 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 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)
  • San Mateo Co., CA
    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • 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)
  • 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
    )
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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
  •  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

  • 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)
  • Windham Co., CT
    (Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)


Florida

  • Broward Co., FL                Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report.
  • * 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Monroe Co., FL
    (Added 8-1-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Declines but report identifies no
    policy.)
  • Miami-Dade Co., FLAdded 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.)


Georgia

  • 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.
    )
    Illinois
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • (See city watch list below)

        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

  • 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

  • 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
    .)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Sommerville, MA   (Added 7-23-12 Original resolution passed in
    1987, later repealed and replaced with Safe City Resolution. Source:
    Sommerville News Blog
    , 10-15-2007;10-8-14 DHS DDO Report) )
  • Springfield, MA      (Disputed)

        Michigan

  • Ann Arbor, MI      (6/13/07 Congressional
    Research Service)
  • Detroit,
    MI            (6/13/07
    Congressional Research Service)
    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 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.
    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Washoe Co.
    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Reno
    (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
  • Camden, NJ                   (Added in 2007.
    Latest source: Camden, Immigrant Haven?, By Lauren Feeney, City
    Paper
    , 7-16-08)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Newark,
    NJ                    (Added 6-3-07)
  • North Bergen, NJ
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Union City, NJ
  • Union Co., NJ
    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • West New York, NJ
    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 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
    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
  • 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)
  • Kings Co., NY
    (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • 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)
  • Richmond Co., NY
    (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Riverhead, NY
  • 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)
  • Uniondale, NY
  • Wayne Co., NY
    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Westbury, NYNorth Carolina
  • 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 County, 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

  • Columbus, OH        (7/5/07
    Source: 5/10/07 Columbus Dispatch article stating illegal aliens in
    misdemeanor cases are not reported to ICE)  See more below.
  • Dayton, OH
    (Added 1-11-10 Source:  Dayton Daily News story by Lucas Sullivan.
    Police chief prohibits officers from asking about immigration status.)
  • Lake County, 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 has ordered
    (by written policy) his officers not to cooperate with ICE) See addl. notes
    below.
  • Lucas County, 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       
    (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.)

    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)
  • Clackamas Co., OR
    (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Clatsop Co., OR
    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
  • Gaston,
    OR
    (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Portland, OR
  • 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.
    • Chester Co., PA
      (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
    • Delaware Co., PA        (Added 8-2-16,
      Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
    • Lehigh Co., PA
      (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
    • Montgomery, PA        (Added 8-2-16,
      Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
    • 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)
    • Pittsburgh, PA  (Added 5-29-14 Source: Pittsburg Post Gazette:
      Pittsburg launches effort to woo more immigrants, 5-29-14)

        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.)
    • Providence(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)
  • 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)
    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
    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)
  • 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. )
  •         Vermont

    • 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)
    • State of Vermont*        (Added
      11-29-10  Source: 11-21-10 Vermont AG proposes bias-free policing policy,
      Burlington Free Press)

            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)
    • 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);
    • 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)

    • 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

    DesMoines, IA  (Added 11-28-07
    Source: Proposal
    seeks banning immigration raids in D.M
    ., by Nigel Duara, DesMoines-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 8-1-16.

    • Joliet,
      IL
      (Source: Resident alleges police have don’t ask don’t tell policy,
      courts ignore immigration status)
    • Iowa City, IA
      (Source: Article, Group pushes Iowa City as ‘immigration sanctuary city,’
      DesMoines Register, 10-31-10)
    • 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)
    • Silver Springs, MD   (Source: 5-17-12
      Local resident)
    • Lakewood,
      NJ         (Source:9-10-08  Local residents)
    • Cleveland, OH
      (Source:  Support for Global Cleveland initiatives)
    • Cincinnati, OH
      (Mayor Mark Mallory supports immigration reform [amnesty], By Amanda Lee
      Myers, San Francisco Chronicle, 5-30-13)
    • 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, AKThe
    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, ArizonaMesa 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, MNNote:  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, PAPhiladelphia’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, ArizonaTucson
    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, OklahomaTulsa
    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
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