Sanctuary means far more than immigration. It is a haven for the values of a safe, inclusive, generous, kind and respectful society. It is about local, grassroots action against unjust laws and public policies. 

Trump’s election emphasizes how valuable it is for states to chart their own course. We can put a right to clean air and water in our Constitution. If we want to add more labor protections, we can do it. That’s the beauty of federalism.
— Peter J. Galie, quoted in the New York Times
States are supposed to be the laboratories of democracy.
— NYS Senator Daniel Squadron, discussing his resignation with WNYC