Sanctuary Amendment Override Prompts Letter to U.S. Attorney


SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 10, 2009) — The Board of Supervisors has voted to override a mayoral veto of an amendment to the San Francisco City and County of Refuge Ordinance — or “Sanctuary Ordinance” (S.F. Admin. Code Sec. 12H) — which pertains to the confidentiality of juveniles’ immigration status. In light of the enactment of that ordinance, City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello, which he has made available on the City Attorney’s Web site. The City Attorney will allow the letter to speak for itself, and will offer no additional commentary pending a response from the U.S. Attorney.