San Francisco Sues President Trump Over Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities

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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera answers questions at a news conference on Thursday, November 3, 2016.  (Photo: Ryan Levi/KQED)

The Trump administration's crackdown on sanctuary cities violates the states' rights provisions in the U.S. Constitution, according to San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. On Tuesday, the city filed a federal lawsuit hoping to halt the order and protect the city's approximately $1 billion a year in federal funding. San Francisco's 2016-2017 budget is about $9 billion.


Dennis Herrera, city attorney, City and County of San Francisco