Newsom vetoes sanctuary city bill

As expected, Mayor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation amending The City’s controversial sanctuary policy.

The legislation, introduced by Supervisor David Campos, prohibits city officials from reporting undocumented youth arrested on felony charges to federal authorities for possible deportation. They can only be reported if there is a conviction.

The legislation was adopted by supervisors Tuesday in an 8-3 vote.

Newsom reiterated his stance opposing the legislation in a veto letter sent today to the clerk of the Board of Supervisors.

The veto is expected to be overturned by the Board of Supervisors. It takes eight votes to overturn a mayoral veto.

Newsom has said the legislation is not enforceable since it conflicts with federal law, and the juvenile probation officers’ labor union president supports Newsom.

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