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Re: Please support Santa Clara County's lawsuit against the federal government

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 23:16:05 +0000


Thank you for your email. I have scheduled this topic for next Tuesday’s
City Council agenda. Because the language of the Trump administration’s
Executive Order to withhold funds from “sanctuary” jurisdictions is so
ambiguous, it makes it hard for any jurisdiction to know whether it might
be viewed as a “sanctuary” by the federal government The result of this
ambiguity is that many jurisdictions, both conservative and liberal, do not
know if they might be targeted for defunding under this Executive Order.
This creates extreme uncertainty for their communities and in their ability
to make fiscal plans. Thus, I am recommending that the City of Menlo Park
join amicus briefs in support of both Santa Clara County and the City and
County of San Francisco in their litigation challenging the Trump
administration’s Executive Order. The broader topic of whether Menlo Park
should become a sanctuary city will be on the City Council agenda for its
meeting on April 4th. Again, thank you for your input on this important


Kirsten Keith,

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 8:07 AM Nina <nwouk_at_(domainremoved)

> Santa Clara County is doing the right thing in going to court against the
> federal government, which has no right to withhold funds from cities or
> states that exercise their constitutional right not to do ICE’s work for
> it. The administration is going to war against California regardless of
> what we do, and California needs to defend itself. This includes Menlo
> Park. Menlo Park should file an Amicus Curiae brief, and encourage San
> Mateo County to do so as well, in Santa Clara County’s suit. This should
> be on the next council meeting’s agenda in order to make the March 22
> deadline.
> Sincerely,
> Nina G. Wouk
> 1259 El Camino Real #215
> Menlo Park CA 94025
> nwouk_at_(domainremoved)
> 650-329-9083
> 650-906-1779 (cell)
> 415-276-2087 (fax)
Received on Thu Mar 09 2017 - 16:02:52 PST

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