Last week, Marron partnered with the Law School to host a public discussion of cities and immigration under the Presidency of Donald Trump. Panelists included Prorfessors Adam Cox and Alina Das of the Law School, journalist Dara Lind of Vox.com, Aaron Renn of the Manhattan Institute, Kate Brick from the Partnership for a New American Economy, and Melissa Mark-Viverito—the Speaker of the New York City Council. The Law School has an excellent write up of the event:
On January 26, the day after President Donald Trump issued an executive order that would prevent so-called “sanctuary cities”—jurisdictions that choose not to enlist local law enforcement officials to aid federal agents in deporting undocumented immigrants—from receiving federal funding, experts still reeling from that news gathered at NYU’s School of Law to make sense of what the order could mean for cities like New York. “There still are a lot of unknowns,” said New York City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Co-hosted by NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, the discussion highlighted the tug-of-war experienced by local governments looking to comply with federal requests while also protecting the constitutional rights of their residents.
By way of introduction, Marron Institute Director Clayton Gillette reflected: “We may be reminded of Tocqueville's observation that one unique feature of American democracy was that its decentralized administrative structure tempered what Tocqueville referred to as the potential tyranny of centralized rule.”
Read the full write-up here. The Marron Institute is grateful to everyone who participated in this timely event.