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Day Trips: Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville
Sanctuary safeguards rare island of palms behind border wall
"...Sabal Palm Sanctuary in Brownsville protects a rare piece of old Texas...."

Nov. 30, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

No Sanctuary
Adler, mayors, receive “no clarification” from Homeland Security
"...said, and Kelly offered no Trump administration definition of “sanctuary cities.”..."

March 30, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Council: No Sanctuary for the Weary
Adler tries to wrap his head around Austin's sanctuary city status
"...another attempt to clarify the Trump administration's definition of "sanctuary cities." Last month, a similar meeting with Secretary of..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

In Pre-emptive Attack, Texas Files Suit Against Austin Over "Sanctuary Cities"
Paxton asks federal court to find anti-immigrant law constitutional
"...secretive signing of a bill that would punish so-called “sanctuary cities,” the state of Texas has stoked a legal..."

May 8, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Marathon House Debate Yields “Show Me Your Papers” Sanctuary Cities Bill
Amendment lets cops question detainees' immigration status
"...3am approved an even harsher version of the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill than what was originally proposed on the..."

April 27, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

No Sanctuary
Sanctuary city bill set to pass House today
"...lawmakers are bound and determined to pass the so-called "sanctuary city" bill...."

May 10, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sanctuary Cities and the Ways We Fight for Human Rights
When community matters more than the law
"...interesting. The mayor never referred to Austin as a sanctuary city...."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Victoria Rossi

Joaquin Castro Bill to Protect Sanctuary Seekers
HR 4539 would rescind deportation orders for three Austinites currently in refuge in local churches
"...who left El Salvador after death threats, has taken sanctuary in First Unitar­ian Universalist Church of Austin for the..."

Oct. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

ICE Targeted Immigrants in Sanctuary With Hefty Fines, Emails Show
Documents show Trump administration surveilled and targeted outspoken immigrants
"...Enforcement surveilled and targeted outspoken immigrants who have taken sanctuary in churches – including an Austin mother in refuge..."

Oct. 30, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Abbott Signs "Sanctuary Cities" Bill Into Law
Anti-immigrant bill to take effect on Sept. 1
"...himself via Facebook defending the legislation that attacks so-called “sanctuary cities." (The term carries no legal definition but refers..."

May 7, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Protesters Stage Sit-in at Governor's Office to Oppose Sanctuary Cities Bill
Activists won't move until Abbott vetoes "racist" bill
"...battle as the governor assigned the bill punishing so-called “sanctuary cities” as an “emergency” item...."

May 1, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Against Trump's "Sanctuary City" Order
Austin joins brief supporting lawsuits against Trump "sanctuary city" order
"...preliminary injunction against the Trump admin­i­stra­tion's executive order sanctioning "sanctuary cities" that have refused to fully cooperate with all..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

5th Circuit Upholds Sanctuary Cities Law
ACLU in response: "All legal options" on the table
"...2017 legislative session, the law seeks to punish so-called “sanctuary cities” by slapping local officials with hefty fines and..."

March 14, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Federal Judge Tosses State's "Sanctuary Cities" Suit Against Austin
Concurrent case against Texas remains pending in San Antonio
"...In a succinct one-page order dated Aug. 8, U.S...."

Aug. 9, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Jeff Sessions' Empty Threat Against Sanctuary Cities
Immigration fearmongering continues for our intrepid AG
"..."claw back" Department of Justice federal funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" during a White House press briefing on Mon­day,..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Texas Hammer: Immigration and Sanctuary Cities
County sheriff wants to keep ICE out of Austin
"...Gov. Greg Abbott, who has since made attacking so-called "sanctuary cities" a legislative priority. In clear political payback, the..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Abbott Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities
Immigration rights advocates say Abbott is merely pandering to his political base
"...to crack down on undocumented residents by threatening so-called "sanctuary cities" with sanctions. The governor last week sent letters..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Sanctuary in the Past
In The Whispering Swarm, Michael Moorcock confronts ghosts – history's and his own – in a secret area of London
"...a little about its history and reputation as a sanctuary?..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Michael Berry

Song Premiere: Sour Notes Cut New Single in a Sanctuary
Austin pop shifters get tighter, louder, more collaborative
"...Jared Boulanger received permission to set up in the sanctuary of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Clarksville, taking..."

April 3, 2020 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Lege Lines: Resistance in the “Sanctuary
Assessing the fallout after SB 4’s passage
"...offer passionate and oftentimes tearful remarks against the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill, legislation that punishes cities and law enforcement..."

May 5, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Same Old “Sanctuary
House version of SB 4? Still terrible.
"...groups concerning the Texas House's modified version of the "sanctuary cities" bill, which passed through committee last week on..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: The “Sanctuary Cities” Bill's Detrimental Effect
Can anybody reasonably testify in support of SB 4?
"...pleaded for state lawmakers to vote against the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill, Senate Bill 4. The fifth grader, the..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

5th Circuit Upholds Sanctuary Cities Law
ACLU in response: “All legal options” on the table

March 23, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Federal Judge Tosses State's 'Sanctuary Cities' Suit Against Austin
Concurrent case against Texas remains pending in San Antonio

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Violated Sanctuary

June 25, 2013 Postmarks

"Every Human Being Is Legal"
St. Andrew's offers sanctuary to immigrant mother and child
"...immigrants, Hilda Ramirez decided it was time to seek sanctuary...."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

OSU Chimps Leave Primarily Primates
"...will decide the fate of the Bexar Co. animal sanctuary Primarily Primates Inc. and its hundreds of animal inhabitants..."

Nov. 20, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Shelter From the Storm
Residents Find Sanctuary at Job's House
"...For the past seven years, Terrell has run Sanctuary, a system of three transitional living facilities in Austin..."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Feature by Bryan Mealer

The Challenge to SB 4
Opponents to "sanctuary cities" bill ready for court battles
"...exceptional cowardice, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the state's harsh "sanctuary cities" bill into law Sunday evening via Facebook video,..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: On the Backs of Immigrants
In the war over "sanctuary," the victims are most vulnerable
"...Bill 4, a grandstanding effort to crack down on "sanctuary cities" – Abbott's office issued a statement: "Unlike the..."

April 28, 2017 News Column by Michael King

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