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Amid anti-immigration wave, some small towns welcome refugees with open arms

August 5, 2016 RUTLAND, Vermont — Mayor Christopher Louras sees trouble ahead for this small city of about 16,000 at the foot of the Green Mountai...

De Blasio Urges Next President to Prioritize Immigration Reform

July 26, 2016 Mayor Bill de Blasio and nearly 60 other mayors and municipal officials from around the country issued a letter to the next presiden...

Obama immigration actions face critical day at high court

April 16, 2016 Monday marks a critical day for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, as his legal team makes arguments to the Suprem...

Mayors press GOP senators to fill SCOTUS seat

March 21, 2016   In a Monday letter to Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the majority leader, and Chuck Grassley(R-Iowa), chairman of the Judicia...

Cities, Counties Enter Supreme Court Fray Over Immigration

  March 7, 2016Local leaders are coming out against their states' governors over deportation relief. Leaders from nearly 120 cities and counties a...

Immigration is Part of the Civil Rights Movement

February 15, 2016   MAYOR WILLIAM A. BELL CALLS FOR BIRMINGHAM TO "LEAD THE WAY" ON IMMIGRATION REFORM. Birmingham will always be intertwined with...

Obama Immigration Executive Action Update: 84 Cities And Counties Back Administration's Supreme Court Appeal

December 4th, 2015

Mayors Strike Back Against Governors in Refugee Fight

November 18, 2015 Washington (CNN)Democratic mayors across the country are clashing with mostly Republican governors who say their states shouldn'...

Here are the 18 U.S. Cities Welcoming Syrian Refugees

November 18, 2015 A growing list of U.S. governors is putting the kibosh on Syrian refugees entering their states. While the legality of their ref...

Governors Should Listen to Mayors on Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015 State and city leaders are at odds on refugee immigration—another example of a growing gulf on civic priorities. The deadly attac...