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San Francisco doubles down on sanctuary city policies with legal defense push

Claudia Cowan, Reaffirming its reputation as the most sheltering sanctuary city in the country, San Francisco is doubling down on its support of illegal immigrants with a proposal to fund legal assistance for those facing deportation.  The initiative was introduced by San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, a staunch immigrant-rights advocate. “We are proud to be

Unaccompanied minors flood into New York city’s immigration court

 The humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children crossing into the United States is hitting New York, with advocates scrambling to help them avoid deportation. One advocacy group says it works with 30 new kids a month and expects the number to skyrocket within four months as the child immigrants are released from shelters. There are 6,000