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A city (or county or state) is considered a sanctuary when it has adopted policies designed to limit its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents to protect low-priority immigrants from deportation, while still turning over those who have committed serious crimes.

What Sanctuary Policies Mean for Undocumented Immigrants

While sanctuary policies limit cooperation between a city, county, or state with federal immigration enforcement agents to protect low-priority immigrants from deportation, their protection is not absolute. Here is what you should know.

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