Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Immigrants' Rights Project, had this reaction to restrictive sanctuary cities order,
"President Trump is threatening to punish localities for establishing constitutional safeguards and for protecting the public safety of their entire community. He may hope that local officials will buckle under his threats, but they have been preparing to defend their policies and we will stand with them in court."
The ACLU provided legal analysis of the anti-immigration proposals touted by then-candidate Trump. It concluded those proposals were illegal, unconstitutional, and could lead to mass violations of civil liberties and rights.
A number of elected officials in Indiana have stated their intent to protect the legal and constitutional rights of immigrants in their communities. Those communities include Indianapolis, Bloomington, and South Bend. We urge individuals who are concerned about their rights and the rights of the friends, family and neighbors to thank the leaders of the those communities and to urge the elected leaders of other communities to adopt a similar stance.
Here are model rules and policies for local law enforcement that protect those rights.