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Yes! Magazine: Sanctuary Policies and Deportation

April 26, 2018 - 2:05 pm

We have some new information about how the US government is addressing deportations. According to a new study from the Pew Research center, nationwide deportations made by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2017 increased 30% from the previous year. These increases are not distributed evenly. In regions where city and state governments worked hand-in-hand with ICE, deportations increased more than 75%. In regions where sanctuary policies are more prevalent, increases remained relatively low. YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with magazine fellow Micheal Dax who wrote the article¬†“A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted ‘Welcoming’ Policies“.