For Immediate Release
April 28, 2011
Washington D.C. - Today the IPC releases updated versions of three of our most-requested publications:
- Debunking the Myth of "Sanctuary Cities" Community Policing Policies Protect Americans. This updated report, written by Lynn Tramonte, responds to those who claim some cities are providing "sanctuary" to unauthorized immigrants and seek to abolish their community policing policies. As the report describes, some cities have implemented community policing policies that prevent police agencies from asking community residents who have not been arrested to prove their legal immigration status. Based on the tenets of community policing, these policies make it safe for immigrant crime victims and witnesses to report criminals to the police and help put them behind bars. However, these policies do not provide sanctuary to anyone; police in these cities have the authority to arrest criminals regardless of immigration status, and they already work with DHS to identify immigrant criminals.
- Q&A Guide to Arizona's Immigration Law: What You Need to Know about the Law and How It Can Impact Your State. IPC has updated this guide to SB1070 to include the latest developments including the April 11, 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision to uphold the preliminary injunction, stopping implementation of key parts of the law.
- Q&A Guide to State Immigration Laws: What You Need to Know if Your State is Considering Arizona SB1070-Type Legislation. IPC has also updated this useful tool for states to use when considering copycat legislation.
For more information contact Wendy Sefsaf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-507-7524.
The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), established in 2003, is the policy arm of the American Immigration Council. IPC's mission is to shape a rational conversation on immigration and immigrant integration. Through its research and analysis, IPC provides policymakers, the media, and the general public with accurate information about the role of immigrants and immigration policy on U.S. society. IPC reports and materials are widely disseminated and relied upon by press and policy makers. IPC staff regularly serves as experts to leaders on Capitol Hill, opinion-makers and the media. IPC is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for office.
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