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Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge

Loren Collingwood and Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien


On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13768, which marked the first federal action targeting American sanctuary cities and fulfilled one of Trump’s key campaign promises. Sanctuary cities, which do not permit local officials to inquire into immigration status and may decline ICE detainer requests, have been in existence since the early 1980s, but the shooting of Kathryn Steinle in 2015 brought them renewed attention. Ms. Steinle’s accidental shooting by an undocumented immigrant, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, ignited a firestorm of controversy over these policies. Garci ... More

Keywords: immigration policy, sanctuary cities, public opinion, political communication, crime, political incorporation, Latino politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190937027
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190937027.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Loren Collingwood, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California-Riverside

Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien, author
Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University