Sunday, November 13, 2016

Election, threatened sanctuary cities

San Francisco Examiner/Michael Barba, 11/10/16.  "Maryor Lee: SF will remain sanctuary city despite Trump presidency."

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City of St. Francis will continue being a Sanctuary City.
"Mayor Ed Lee said Thursday that San Francisco will remain a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, despite the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.

Responding to concerns and fears that Trump would institute mass deportations from the nation and cut all federal funding for sanctuary cities, Lee said that San Francisco is 'not going to change who we are.' 'Being a sanctuary city, for me, is the DNA of San Francisco,' Lee said at a Thursday morning news conference in the Mission District. 'We’ll always be a sanctuary city.' 

Trump has vowed to revoke the funding on his first day in office in January, a pledge that could cost San Francisco more than $1 billion a year, according to city officials. As a sanctuary city, cooperation is limited between law enforcement in San Francisco and federal authorities."  Read more.

Reference, Sanctuary Cities.  Wikipedia.  Sanctuary Cities, USA PAC.   Related article. Fortune/Reuters, 11/11/16, "Mayors of NYC and Los Angeles Pledge to Remain Immigrant Sanctuaries." ... "Officials in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday said they hoped President-elect Donald Trump would not follow through on a campaign promise to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield people who are in the country illegally. The nation’s two largest cities have sharply limited their cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities seeking to deport undocumented immigrants. .... Trump early in his campaign pledged to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and also threatened to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities." Note photograph from HI USA (Hostels), "HI San Francisco City Center hostel..." 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

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