Debate on sanctuary policy unlikely

“I doubt it,” was the response of Mayor Gavin Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard, when asked if the mayor would accept Supervisor David Campos’ invitation to publically debate the Board of Supervisors legislation that changed The City’s sanctuary policy.

“The mayor has already determined the right course of action for city government,” Ballard said. “There is no need for further public spectacle.”

Newsom said he will not enforce the law since it’s unenforceable. Campos’ disagrees.

The legislation as adopted last Tuesday in an 8-3 vote by the board making the law veto-proof. Newsom went ahead and issued a veto, which is expected to be overturned to by the board. The legislation changes The City’s sanctuary policy to prohibit city officials from reporting undocumented immigrant youth arrested on felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation. They could only be reported upon a conviction.

 

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