Federal Attorneys Say Sanctuary City Plan Too Vague

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Publish Date:
April 14, 2017
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  • Sanchez, Tatiana
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Monterey County Herald
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San Francisco >> Responding to lawsuits from Santa Clara County and San Francisco, federal attorneys on Friday confessed they have no idea how President Trump’s executive order stripping sanctuary jurisdictions of federal funding would actually work.

They said the government at this point hasn’t identified any “sanctuary jurisdictions,” much less defined what the term means.

“It seemed like (Judge Orrick) recognized that there was already harm being done to the county because the county’s funding is already at risk,” said law professor Jayashri Srikantiah, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford, citing this as a critical point in the hearing.

“The judge is in agreement that the harm to the county is not speculative, that it’s happening right now.”

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