Herrera statement on President Trump’s Executive Order regarding sanctuary cities

City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued the following statement today on President Trump signing an Executive Order to cut off federal funding from sanctuary cities:

“The threat of cutting off federal grants to coerce cities like San Francisco won’t hold up in court. It violates the law, and it will be challenged.

San Francisco remains a sanctuary city, and we will protect our people and our resources. The courts are on the side of state and local governments here.

This executive order tries to turn cities and states into U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. That’s against the law. Cities cannot be coerced into becoming the deportation arm of the federal government.

San Francisco is proud to be a sanctuary city. We fully comply with federal law, and we make all of our residents safer.

No president can commandeer the local police and force them to become immigration agents.”