PHIs in PHI: Presenting the Sanctuary City “Philathreia”

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows foreign nationals being arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

A “Sanctuary City” is one that openly declares that it will not distinguish between Persons Here Illegally (PHIs) and those who are here legally – i.e., natural-born citizens, immigrants (naturalized citizens or Legal Permanent Residents – LPRs), and legal nonimmigrants.

Federal immigration law renders it a crime to perpetuate the continued illegal status of any PHI. A prime example of such perpetuation would be to refuse to cooperate with federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), by not turning …

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