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May-June 2017

Do Canada’s sanctuary cities actually help refugees?

According to some activists, the declaration is meaningless

Lindsay Kneteman

It sounds lovely, but is declaring one’s town a “sanctuary city” anything more than just a feel-good label? While there is no official definition for “sanctuary city,” it’s understood to be a community in which undocumented people can access services, such as housing and health care, without fear of being asked about their immigration status. […] More »