With many eyes this week on the Ninth Circuit litigation challenging President Trump’s Executive Order regulating entry into the U.S. by nationals of seven Middle Eastern and African countries, less noticed but potentially as important is a separate lawsuit (San Francisco v. Trump) the City and County of San Francisco has filed against the feds focusing on a different Executive Order the President has issued–this one seeking to rein in so-called sanctuary jurisdictions. Although the term “sanctuary” lacks universal legal meaning, San Francisco has long considered itself a sanctuary city insofar as it limits its cooperation with federal immigration authorities. San Francisco’s stated view is that its residents are safer and healthier if undocumented residents feel free to report crimes to police and to avail themselves of other public resources (e.g., health clinics and schools) without fear that local authorities are actively working with the feds in deportation efforts.
- The city of San Francisco will sue Trump over immigration executive order (businessinsider.com)
- San Francisco Cannot Be Sued Over Kate Steinle Shooting (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- US ‘sanctuary cities’ rally against Trump’s order on undocumented migrants (euronews.com)
- San Francisco sues Trump administration over sanctuary city orders (sf.curbed.com)
- Sanctuary Cities Argue Trump Threat To Cut Federal Funding Is Unconstitutional (sacramento.cbslocal.com)
- Some Sanctuary Cities Vow to Defy Trump Immigration Orders (abcnewsradioonline.com)
- Trump to sign order targeting sanctuary cities like San Francisco (kron4.com)