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How Have Law Enforcement Groups Responded To San Francisco's Pro-Immigrant Stance?

Published: Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:06pm
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Since President Trump said he would withhold federal funds from cities that are so-called sanctuary cities, several large cities around the country — like San Francisco — have become more emboldened in their pro-immigrant positions.

San Francisco filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over that executive order, arguing that the order is an invasion of San Francisco’s sovereignty.

At the same time, the city of Phoenix has found itself in an interesting spot: Mayor Greg Stanton made a strong statement against President Trump’s position on immigration and said he wouldn’t allow the Phoenix Police Department to become a mass deportation force.

But, both immigrant-rights groups and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association have come at him from both sides on this.

I’m joined now by Vivian Ho, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who has been covering that city’s resolutions to stay a sanctuary city.

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