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  • CitiesSpeak

This week, the Senate took up debate on immigration reform, a long-awaited moment for both this chamber and the country. On the table were several politically charged issues, including both the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…

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Trump
  • CitiesSpeak

This week, the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether it will review a California federal court’s temporary nationwide injunction to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It’s a case that has shaken the national…

Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — With the release of the Trump Administration's principles for immigration reform, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

"America's city…

U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • CitiesSpeak

If Attorney General Jeff Sessions has his way, the answer will be yes.

Or at least, so Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee — shortly after two federal district courts temporarily prevented the third travel ban from going into…

Protestors
Protestors
  • CitiesSpeak

Since his presidency began, President Trump has set his sights on rolling back many of the actions of President Obama. At times, that task has proven easy — as with many federal regulations and executive orders.

Other times, the…

Statue image by Getty.
Statue image by Getty.
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — September 5, 2017 — This afternoon, President Donald J. Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provided protections for certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to…

Dreamer
Dreamer

WASHINGTON – September 1, 2017 – Following reports that President Donald J. Trump may end the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, National League of Cities (NLC) President Matt Zone, councilman from Cleveland, issued…

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Getty Images
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 29, 2017 — Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 3003 — the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.” The legislation broadly attempts to undermine local authority over public safety by coercing local…

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • CitiesSpeak

The court’s consideration of the revised executive order will essentially weigh the need to protect people from discrimination based on religion or country of origin with the president’s power in matters of national…

photo - Supreme Court to Rule on Travel Ban
photo - Supreme Court to Rule on Travel Ban
  • CitiesSpeak

The Fourth Circuit concluded the revised travel ban likely violates the Establishment Clause, noting that its “text speaks with vague words of national security but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and…

photo - Is the President's Travel Ban Headed to the Supreme Court?
photo - Is the President's Travel Ban Headed to the Supreme Court?