San Fran­cisco sues Trump on im­mi­gra­tion

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON — San Fran­cisco is su­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, claim­ing an ex­ec­u­tive or­der over im­mi­grant-pro­tect­ing “sanc­tu­ary cities” is un­con­sti­tu­tional and a se­vere in­va­sion of the city’s sovereignty. The law­suit filed Tues­day says Trump is try­ing to co­erce lo­cal au­thor­i­ties into aban­don­ing sanc­tu­ary city laws and poli­cies, which San Fran­cisco has adopted. The pres­i­dent signed an or­der last week to with­draw fund­ing from sanc­tu­ary cities that de­cline to co-op­er­ate with fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion au­thor­i­ties. It didn’t spec­ify what kind of money could be pulled. San Fran­cisco re­ceives about $1.2 bil­lion a year in fed­eral fund­ing. The suit ar­gues that the city is safer when all peo­ple, in­clud­ing those in the coun­try il­le­gally, feel safe re­port­ing crimes.

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