Kotlowitz, Alex. "Sanctuary Cities Do Not Guarantee Safety for Immigrants." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2017. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/ALJHAS929645570/OVIC?u=pima_main&xid=ab47b0cf. Accessed 5 Nov. 2017. Originally published as "The Limits of Sanctuary Cities," The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2016.
Journalist Alex Kotlowitz queries whether undocumented immigrants can be protected from the federal government. He traces the rise of sanctuary cities to Tucson, Arizona thirty-four years ago where the Pastor John Fife of the Southside Presbyterian Church offered refuge. While today's sanctuary cities share similar goals to the movement begun by John Fife, the kind of resistance is markedly different, now based on community resistance against local police and the federal government. Mr. Kotlowitz concludes that there is a limit to the protection that a sanctuary city can offer, and he concludes by relating his recent conversation with the now retired Pastor John Fife.