Bid to tighten SF sanctuary-city laws heads to 1st public hearing

The law came under fire last year — with some critics hoping to get rid of it — after a man wanted for deportation by federal authorities was instead released from San Francisco County Jail and was then accused of killing a woman on Pier 14 on the Embarcadero.

The measure, introduced by Supervisor John Avalos in January, would bar city law enforcement officials from notifying U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents when an individual will be released from local custody, except in very limited circumstances.

San Francisco’s Sanctuary City and Due Process for All ordinance now prohibits the city from holding

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