San Francisco to remain a Sanctuary City for Immigrant Youth

Three Cheers for San Francisco–

Undocumented youths arrested on felony charges in San Francisco would have to be convicted before police could turn them over to federal immigration officials under a new policy approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

The supervisors voted Tuesday to overturn an existing ordinance that allows police to hand over juvenile illegal immigrants after they have been arrested on felony charge.

The supervisors’ 8-2 vote is enough to override an expected veto from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

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