San Francisco May Cancel Sanctuary City Status — Why?

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San Francisco Moves To Cancel Its “Sanctuary City” Policy 

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Yes, San Francisco.

Via Washington Times:

San Francisco moved this week to try to cancel its sanctuary policy that protected an illegal immigrant murder suspect, but Congress pressed ahead nonetheless with legislation aimed at punishing the California city and any others who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

House Republicans set up a Thursday debate on a bill that would withhold federal law enforcement grants from jurisdictions that shield illegal immigrants from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), turning back Democrats’ pleas for more time and more hearings on the issue.

The issue has taken off since the July 1 murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked on San Francisco’s Pier 14 with her father. The man accused of her killing was an illegal immigrant with a long criminal record who had been deported five times before and was wanted by ICE officials again, but who was released by San Francisco’s sheriff’s department anyway.

A San Francisco supervisor introduced legislation Tuesday calling on the sheriff to rescind his policy limiting cooperation with federal authorities, and top Democrats in Congress said blame for the killing lies more in miscommunication between San Francisco authorities and federal officials rather than with the sanctuary policy itself.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democrats’ House leader, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a top Democrat on immigration, said in a joint letter to Homeland Security and the Justice Department that federal officials need to talk among themselves and with local prosecutors to figure out who should get custody of criminal illegal immigrants.

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