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Protecting Sanctuary Cities

From: domainremoved <Rebecca>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 13:13:27 -0800

> Hello Menlo Park City Council,
> I am writing to request that you support Santa Clara County in its legal efforts to protect federal funding for its Sanctuary Cities. As you know, the federal government has threatened to cut off federal funds for cities that don’t cooperate with new immigration orders, though a Supreme Court precedent indicates that it’s unconstitutional for the federal government to do so. We need to do everything we can to support those counties who are fighting this federal threat, thereby setting a legal precedent that cities can pass Sanctuary City laws without worrying about losing federal funds.
> If Santa Clara County can be successful in its effort, it will set a crucial precedent that we can then use in San Mateo County. As you well know, 75% of those surveyed in Menlo Park support the creation of a Menlo Park ordinance that makes our city a Sanctuary City. Eliminating the risk of losing federal funding while doing so will make it much easier for all of you to politically support this ordinance’s adoption.
> Please agendize for the next City Council meeting a consideration to join the Amicus Curiae brief in support of Santa Clara County, in the litigation to protect the Federal funding for Sanctuary Cities. All Amicus Curiae briefs are due to the court by March 22nd, so we need City Council action before then.
> The withholding of Federal dollars from Santa Clara County will immeasurably affect our entire region. Please join the Amicus Curiae brief in support of local control.

Thank you,
Rebecca Emery

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Received on Thu Mar 09 2017 - 13:15:55 PST

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