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Santa Clara County's federal funds lawsuit (for Sanctuary Cities)

From: domainremoved <Ashesh>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 13:51:17 -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

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.


Ashesh Parekh, Menlo Park resident

Received on Thu Mar 09 2017 - 13:53:41 PST

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