Stockholm is becoming a sanctuary for the rich

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Stockholm’s rent prices have skyrocketed in the last decade because of its new status as a tech city. IKEA property developer Jonas Spangenberg is worried that there is a shortage of affordable housing. Sweden is unlike its neighbor, Finland, which has fixed prices in its municipalities in order to help apartment renters.   It’s no […]

Trump’s immigration plan revealed: Green card overhaul, no sanctuary cities, 10k more ICE officers

The White House has unveiled a set of immigration policies aimed at toughening up the existing laws and closing legal loopholes. The list envisions transforming the Green Card system, beefing up border security and facilitating deportations. Read more The measures on the list released by the White House late Sunday are necessary to compensate for […]

ICE threatens at-large arrests after California passes sanctuary city law

Charles Reed/US Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency rebuked Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., on Friday for enacting a statewide sanctuary law for illegal immigrants, and said the decision will prompt a higher number of raids that target that population. “Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to sign […]

California law creates 1st ‘sanctuary state’ for illegal immigrants

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law protections for some 2.3 million immigrants living in the US illegally. The Trump administration warned against the first-of-its-kind law, but the trendsetting state may have a national impact. Beginning in January, Senate Bill 54, dubbed the California Values Act, will prohibit local law enforcement from asking about […]

A judge stopped Texas’ controversial sanctuary city ban from being enforced, but the fight isn’t over

Thomson Reuters A U.S. district judge struck down a lawsuit Wednesday filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to enforce the state’s recently-passed ban on sanctuary cities. The Attorney General filed the suit in anticipation of push back after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the sanctuary city ban in May. While Judge Sam Sparks dismissed […]

Chicago sues Trump administration over sanctuary city plan

Thomson Reuters CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enacting new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny U.S. immigration officials access to local jails. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court claims that the federal policies force the city to choose between its constitutional […]

How Massachusetts became a sanctuary state

Wikimedia/Duffman The Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants has been facilitated by a tool called an “immigration hold.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers can issue so-called ICE detainers when a state or local law enforcement agency is poised to release an undocumented immigrant from custody. If an agency agrees, it may hold the individual in […]

ICE chief will hire 10,000 more agents, target sanctuary cities

Published time: 20 Jul, 2017 01:35 ICE’S acting director has praised president Donald Trump for “taking the handcuffs off law enforcement” adding, that 10,000 more agents will be hired. Thomas Homan also warned that he plans to crack down on the “ludicrous” so-called sanctuary cities.  “In the America I grew up in, cities didn’t shield […]

Jeff Sessions to review if Las Vegas a ‘sanctuary city,’ urges local police to work with DOJ

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is urging Las Vegas law enforcement to cooperate with the Department of Justice, adding that he will be reviewing whether the gambling resort would be considered a “sanctuary” jurisdiction. Sessions began his speech on Wednesday saying that the DOJ will begin to focus on the “increase in violent crime, vicious […]