(San Francisco Examiner) Amid a national debate over immigration, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors stood behind its sanctuary city policy that has come under sharp scrutiny following the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle allegedly by an undocumented immigrant.
Tuesday was the first time the Board of Supervisors has addressed immigration policies since the fatal shooting July 1 on Pier 14.
The discussion stemmed from a resolution introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell, calling for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to rescind his immigration policy. That policy, outlined in a March 13 department-wide memo, orders deputies not to contact federal immigration officials unless he has authorized the communication.
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Farrell’s resolution was soundly blasted by immigration rights advocates who characterized it as an attack on sanctuary city policies and caving to the hysteria of the likes of Donald Trump.