San Francisco Attorney: Trump Needs to ‘Move On’ From Sanctuary City Policy

Posted: Apr 26, 2017 4:30 PM

A federal judge in San Francisco halted a President Trump executive order that would strip funding from any city that harbors illegal immigrants. It was for the administration’s own good, according to San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.

The ruling, Herrera said, was issued in order to “halt the overreach of a president and attorney general who either don’t understand the Constitution, or choose to ignore it.”

“We have a duty to confront injustice even when it emanates from the White House,” he added.

Herrera defended San Francisco’s sanctuary city status, wondering why Trump wants to enforce a compassionless program.

“I can’t speak for the Trump Administration, but I think they’d be well advised to move on to other issues and stop trying to divide communities and pit communities against each other.”

Herrera did not mention that illegal immigrant crime has done plenty to tear families apart. An illegal immigrant who had been deported five times before murdered a young woman named Kate Steinle in 2015. Instead of cracking down on crime after the tragedy, the city voted to continue to allow illegal immigrants to escape federal authorities.

Trump is ready to defend his anti-sanctuary policy, as well as his court-challenged immigration ban - even if that means taking them all the way to the Supreme Court. 

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