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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,513378,00.html

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Family Sues San Francisco Saying Sanctuary Law to Blame for Murder of Father, Two Sons
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The family of a father and two sons allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant last year reportedly is suing the city of San Francisco, claiming its "sanctuary city" policy contributed to their deaths.
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Megyn Kelly on Fox says it is going nowhere because the city officials like Mayor Newsome are immuned from being sued for a city policy.
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I really like Megan.
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Originally Posted by Dusty's Mom View Post
Megyn Kelly on Fox says it is going nowhere because the city officials like Mayor Newsome are immuned from being sued for a city policy.
Sometimes it doesn't have to go anywhere. Sometimes, just getting it into the news and on enough people's minds is enough.
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The bigger issue is why does the federal gov't allow cities to write their own policy and create sanctuary cities in clear violation of federal laws? Any jurisdiction that does not obey federal laws should have all their federal funds cut off.

ETA: Hmmmm, maybe they should sue in federal court as a violation of their civil rights?
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Originally Posted by Dusty's Mom View Post
The bigger issue is why does the federal gov't allow cities to write their own policy and create sanctuary cities in clear violation of federal laws? Any jurisdiction that does not obey federal laws should have all their federal funds cut off.

ETA: Hmmmm, maybe they should sue in federal court as a violation of their civil rights?
Just a guess on my part, with absolutely nothing factual to support it; but perhaps in the darker recesses of the Federal government, they are aware that "sanctuary cities" is to their benefit. It tells them exactly where the highest concentration of undocumented aliens are.
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
Just a guess on my part, with absolutely nothing factual to support it; but perhaps in the darker recesses of the Federal government, they are aware that "sanctuary cities" is to their benefit. It tells them exactly where the highest concentration of undocumented aliens are.
You might be on to something. I never thought of that.

But why have laws that aren't going to be enforced? Just repeal them if they aren't valid.
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Dusty's mom, sanctuary cities are not cities that break federal law. "Sanctuary city" has no legal meaning. It is not against federal law for cities to prevent their law enforcement officers from inquiring about individual's immigration status. It is (as of 1996) against federal law for cities to prevent employees from reporting an individual's immigration status, if they know that immigration status. Before 1996, there was no way for local government officials (including police) to do anything themselves about illegal immigrants: that was a sole power of the federal government. The same legislation that made preventing employees from reporting immigration status illegal also made it possible for local governments to go through a process to deputize people to enforce federal immigration law, but very few states and cities do this (because it costs money to enforce laws).

I understand a "sanctuary city" to be a place where the local government tries to make the local infrastructure and laws operate as smoothly as possible, by getting as many people as possible to report crimes to the local law enforcement and to go the hospital and the like.
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