Sanctuary city veto override expected

The controversial legislation to change how San Francisco deals with turning over illegal immigrant youth to federal authorities is back at the Board of Supervisors today.

Supervisor David Campos introduced the legislation, which would change The City's sanctuary city policy so illegal immigrant youths arrested of felony crimes be turned over to federal authorities after they are convicted of the crime. The policy now is that they are reported to immigration officials after being arrested.

The current policy was put into place by Mayor Gavin Newsom after a series of high-profile events last year, including the slaying of a father and two sons by a suspected illegal immigrant who reportedly was shielded from deportation by San Francisco.

The Board of Supervisors voted to approve the legislation Oct. 20 in an 8-2 vote with one supervisor absent. The legislation was vetoed by Newsom on Oct. 28.

Campos has said that the legislation in a balance between the two extremes. Newsom and other opponents have said the legislation will leave the entire sanctuary city policy and The City prone to lawsuits.

The board is voting today whether to override Newsom's veto. It would take eight votes to do so.
 

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