SF Mayor Lee stands up to Trump, says city remains a sanctuary

On January 25, 2017, SF Gate reported on San Francisco’s commitment to upholding its status as a sanctuary city, in spite of President Trump’s executive order to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities, citing The San Francisco Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building as “emergency funds to [support] ‘a rapid response deportation defense service’.”

“We stand by our sanctuary city because we want everybody to feel safe and utilize the services they deserve,” Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday at a City Hall news conference. “It is my obligation to keep our city united, keep it strong … crime doesn’t know documentation. Disease doesn’t know documentation.”

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