Students from South, Southwest, and Roosevelt High Schools march for immigration reform.
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We received good news from the federal judiciary yesterday as a Judge in the Ninth Circuit issued a preliminary injunction blocking the President's Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities. The lawsuits challenging the order were brought forward by San Francisco and Santa Clara, California. The City of Minneapolis joined in the local government amicus brief filed in these cases, brought by 34 cities and counties in opposition. The Executive Order sought to withhold federal funding from cities that do not require their own officials to do the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the injunction argues that it oversteps executive powers.
As the Vice Chair of our Intergovernmental Relations committee. I've made sure we have been advancing the work of the Sanctuary City Task Force that I led to establilsh. I am also in the process of refreshing our separation ordinance to strengthen the protections it can bring to our immigrant and refugee families. We will continue to do everything that we can as a City to ensure that families stay intact and that we provide a safe and welcoming home to those who are targeted by the hateful rhetoric and actions of this administration.