How sanctuary cities work, and how Trump’s executive order might affect them

By Darla Cameron

Updated: Jan. 25, 2017

President Trump released an executive order on Wednesday to support immigration enforcement and punish local governments that don’t comply with federal authorities. In some so-called “sanctuary cities,” officials refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation. Because jails are typically run by counties, rather than cities, county policies can matter more to immigrants.

Read more…