Sanctuary Cities

Cities around the country have been fighting to retain their ``sanctuary city`` status despite recent efforts from the federal government to penalize them for doing so. The City of Philadelphia- with 12.7% of its residents born outside the United States (U.S. Census Burea data)- has been a central voice in this sanctuary movement. While the federal government has set an October 27 deadline for sanctuary cities to show that their policies are in line with federal immigration law, the City is pressing forward with a lawsuit against the Department of Justice that it hopes will prove these federal demands unconstitutional.