Cities and Immigration in the Age of Trump
In his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump intends to cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities—part of broader commitment to reduce unauthorized immigration. This raises a number of important questions. What makes a city a "sanctuary city"? How might the new administration go about defunding them? How will sanctuary cities respond to federal pressure? More broadly, what motivates cities and states to develop policy with immigrants in mind and, beyond the issue of sanctuary cities, what role might we expect cities and states to play on the issue of immigration during the Trump Presidency?
Join the Marron Institute and the NYU School of Law as we address these and other questions about cities and immigration during the Trump Presidency.
Panel I—Sanctuary Cities
Melissa Mark-Viverito—Speaker, New York City Council
Dara Lind—Journalist, Vox.com
Alina Das—Associate Professor of Clinical Law & Co-Director of Immigrant Rights Clinic, NYU
Moderator: Clayton Gillette, Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law & Director of the Marron Institute, NYU
Panel II—Immigration: the Role of Cities and States
Kate Brick—Director of State and Local Initiatives, Partnership for a New American Economy
Adam Cox—Roert A. Kindler Professor of Law, NYU
Aaron Renn—Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Moderator: Brandon Fuller, Deputy Director of the Marron Institute, NYU
Doors open at 8:45am. Light refreshments provided. This event is open to the public.