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Representing Sanctuary

On Flatness and Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre

Vinh Nguyen

, campaign to keep the refugee away from law enforcement seeking to capture and deport him. This telling scene dramatizes the mundane beginnings of sanctuary, which starts with an individual requiring protection from the law's punishment and another

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Patti Tamara Lenard and Laura Madokoro

actions by local church leaders and war resisters, the council established what has been described as the first sanctuary city in North America ( Ridgley 2008 ). In doing so, the Berkeley City Council issued a fundamental challenge to federal authorities

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Rebecca M. Schreiber

Refugee serves as an intervention in the space of YBCA, an arts center located in San Francisco, one of the first “sanctuary cities” in the United States ( Ridgely 2008 ). In conversation with Vinh Nguyen's article in this issue in which he understands

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Immigrant Sanctuary or Danger

Health Care and Hospitals in the United States

Beatrix Hoffman

. In response to this and other cases in which undocumented immigrants were detained while seeking health care, two physicians and an ACLU attorney published a piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association calling for “sanctuary hospitals

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Michael Blake

The concept of the sanctuary city is a not a new one; it is, however, newly important to a great many political debates ( Yadoo 2019 ). Resistance to the migration policies of the Trump administration in the United States has returned the concept

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Alexandra Délano Alonso, Abou Farman, Anne McNevin, and Miriam Ticktin

What Is Sanctuary? In 2018, the New School Working Group on Expanded Sanctuary collaboratively organized a series of workshops in New York to reflect on this question. The workshops brought together activists, organizers, students and

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Working against and with the State

From Sanctuary to Resettlement

Audrey Macklin

and state in the context of two local hospitality projects in Canada: one is sanctuary, in which a church congregation shelters failed asylum seekers from deportation; the other is community sponsorship of refugees. Known officially as private

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Sanctuary in Countries of Origin

A Transnational Perspective

Alexandra Délano Alonso

Mexico as a “Sanctuary Country” In December 2018, a few days after a party of the Left took office in Mexico for the first time in modern history, and in the face of the recent flows of Central American migrants traveling as groups or

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Refugee and Migration Studies

Lessons from Collaborative Research on Sanctuary in the Changing Times of Trump

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, Megan Carney, and Katharyne Mitchell

We came together as a group of scholars interested in migration, refugees, and sanctuary studies from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and personal experiences. Despite our disciplinary differences (we were affiliated with departments

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Sanctuary City Organizing in Canada

From Hospitality to Solidarity

David Moffette and Jennifer Ridgley

Sanctuary cities resurfaced in political debates and in the media in 2017 as US President Donald Trump increasingly advanced an anti-immigration agenda and vowed to cut funding to American cities that have adopted such policies ( Robbins 2017