University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
immigration reform, federalism, sanctuary cities
Immigration Law | Law
This commentary interrogates the concept of immigration federalism, examining the political and ideological contours of state and local sanctuary laws in the context of both state and the Trump Administration's exclusionary policies. I utilize the intrastate federalism conflicts within the State of Tennessee to highlight the political dynamics that govern the passing of state and local sanctuary laws analyzing new issues that have surfaced under the Trump Administration. In this context, the commentary argues that recent immigration federalism standoffs center around political divisions which fail to engage in principled evaluations of which level of governmentfederal, state, or local--should be the locus of immigration regulation.
Karla M. McKanders,
Immigration to Blue Cities in Red States: The Battleground Between Sanctuary and Exclusion, 21 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. 1051
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