Pass a policy that supports immigrants in your community and ensures that local agencies don't help deport people.

Cities and towns around the country are reacting to the Trump Administration's racially-motivated and inhumane deportation plans by refusing to be coerced into collaborating in such efforts.

Cities and towns cannot legally be forced to use their own resources to assist in the enforcement of immigration laws. They cannot be forced to turn over their own community members for deportation. They can, however, create policies that send a clear message: immigrants are welcome here and they should not fear their local government.

Whether you call it a Sanctuary City, a Welcoming Resolution, a Safe Community, or a Freedom City initiative, the following resources can help you advocate for good policies.

The Basics

Is there evidence that sanctuary cities are good for communities?

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Learn more about immigrants' right in Massachusetts