Capital Region Cities Grapple with Legalities of Sanctuary.

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"This is an issue that's near and dear to New Yorkers' hearts. Whether you're in the city or in a rural area, everybody seems to have an opinion about it."  Kendra Sena, a senior staff attorney for Albany Law School’s Government Law Center.

Strong emotions dominate the discussion over Sanctuary Cities, and existing laws may not provide much clarity.  That leaves many local municipalities navigating complicated decisions that may open them up legal challenges.  According to Kendra Sena, a senior staff attorney for Albany Law School’s Government Law Center, even trying to declare neutrality on the issue may leave local governments exposed.

In this two-part podcast with Diane Donato, Sena shares some of her expertise in immigration laws and talks about the series of Explainer papers Albany Law School is making available.  The Explainer papers help to inform the public and government leaders of the legal matters they may want to consider prior to taking official action on Sanctuary status.

 
 

For more information:  http://www.albanylaw.edu/centers/government-law-center/immigration/explainers

 

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