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Sanctuary cities

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2 February 2017

Episode 277

30 minutes


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During this past week the term “sanctuary city” has resurfaced – in great part thanks to Donald Trump. We unpack what a sanctuary city means, look at Europe for an example of integration and ask what should be done differently too.

2 February 2017

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

Sanctuary cities: US

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We speak to Tanvi Misra, a staff writer at CityLab, to learn about the history of sanctuary cities in America.

7 minutes

Chapter 2

5 minutes


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Chapter 2

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Austria has been welcoming an enormous number of refugees and has set up various programmes for better integration.

5 minutes

Chapter 3

9 minutes


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Chapter 3

Sanctuary cities: UK

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Can the idea of a sanctuary city always match the reality? Jennifer Bagelman explored this issue in her book ‘Sanctuary City: A Suspended State’.

9 minutes

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