On January 31, 2017 City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration for his executive order directing enforcement action against sanctuary cities and threatening to withhold federal funding from these cities. The suit claims that the order is unconstitutional and exceeds the president’s power. Updates will be posted here as the case develops.
San Francisco has received an outpouring of legal support in its lawsuit against President Trump’s unconstitutional executive order on sanctuary cities. Below is a summary chart of the amicus briefs filed in the case, as well as pdf copies of the briefs.
City’s response comes amid outpouring of legal support for San Francisco, including 13 police chiefs and sheriffs saying Trump’s executive order hinders law enforcement’s ability to keep communities safe