Why not just cut it off plain and simple? The House will take up a bill this week blocking funding for so-called “sanctuary cities” that resist turning over immigrants to federal authorities. Odummer will veto it.
The move follows the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco this month, allegedly by an immigrant with a criminal record and without legal status.
San Francisco authorities had released the man despite a request from federal officials to keep him in custody.
That was in line with a practice by San Francisco and other jurisdictions that have begun refusing to cooperate with federal immigration orders amid concerns over their legality and their impact on immigrant communities.
The bill by Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California would block certain federal grants to cities that don’t honor federal immigration requests.
A similar proposal has been advanced in the Senate, but it’s unclear how far it will go. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday will hear from Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who was shot in San Francisco. Steinle was walking with his daughter along a popular pier in daylight when the shooting happened.