Lawmakers Debate Over Sacramento Becoming 'Sanctuary City'There’s growing backlash over a controversial immigration plan in Sacramento that proposes investing city money into legal services illegal immigrants.
Judge Blocks Trump Plan To Withhold Taxpayer Money From Sanctuary CitiesA San Francisco judge issued a legal set-back for President Donald Trump's plan to withhold federal taxpayers' money from sanctuary cities.
Homeland Security Head Pressed To Define 'Sanctuary City'U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told law enforcement officials on a tour of nation's border with Mexico Friday that he couldn't define a sanctuary city, which President Donald Trump has targeted for withdrawal of federal funding for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities.
San Francisco Sues Trump Over His 'Sanctuary City' OrderSan Francisco sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, claiming an executive order that cuts funding from immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional and a "severe invasion of San Francisco's sovereignty."
Sanctuary Cities Argue Trump Threat To Cut Federal Funding Is UnconstitutionalMany cities vowed legal action, arguing that the threatened punishment would be unconstitutional. California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, tweeted: "See you in court."
Undocumented Migrant Sues San Francisco Over Sanctuary City LawAn undocumented immigrant who was handed over to federal immigration officials after reporting his car stolen to San Francisco authorities is suing the city.
Mayors Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Say They'll Fight Trump's PlansDemocratic mayors of major U.S. cities that have long had cool relationships with federal immigration officials say they'll do all they can to protect residents from deportation, despite President-elect Donald Trump's vows to withhold potentially millions of dollars in taxpayer money if they don't cooperate.
Defiant San Francisco Vows To Remain 'Sanctuary City'San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says the city will remain a sanctuary despite statements from President-elect Donald Trump that he will deport millions of people who are in the country illegally.
Moral Obligation Not Always Motivating Factor For 'Sanctuary Cities'The term "sanctuary city" has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.
House Debates Bill To Crack Down On 'Sanctuary Cities'House Republicans pushed toward a vote Thursday on legislation cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shields residents from federal immigration authorities
Democratic Candidates Cautious In Response To Pier ShootingCalifornia's U.S. senators are reacting to the shooting death of a San Francisco woman at a popular sightseeing peer by saying something is broken with an immigration system that allowed the shooting suspect to be free despite an extensive criminal history and five deportations.