Chief of a large city agency.
You are the chief of a large city agency. Your department is working with the Federal government through the Secure Communities program. Your city has been declared a “sanctuary” city and has developed a policy stating that it will not enforce immigration laws, but welcomes illegal aliens. What will be your response to your agency regarding this issue? How should your officers respond to your local state laws and federal immigration laws?
As the chief of a large city agency, I would first need to understand the specific sanctuary city policy that my city has adopted. Some sanctuary cities have policies that prohibit their law enforcement agencies from asking about immigration status during routine interactions, while others have policies that prohibit them from sharing information about immigration status with federal immigration authorities.