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Public Comment in Support of Supervisor Hiliary Ronan’s Resolution

In early February, the City of San Francisco received a petition on behalf of the District Attorney’s office to grant an exception to our Sanctuary Ordinance in order to aid in the prosecution of two individuals wanted for serious crimes. San Francisco’s Sanctuary Ordinance was the first in the nation creating an outline for other cities. It has been one of the strongest, strictest, and safest sanctuary policies protecting hundreds of immigrants each year. By granting exceptions of any kind, San Francisco  would be creating a precedent for future challenges.

Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) believes that immigrants deserve a city that will stand up to federal agencies and deny requests that threatens our Sanctuary Ordinance. San Francisco has always been a welcoming city, a place where immigrants can raise their families without fear of being turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. We support the Resolution put forth by Supervisor Hillary Ronan to continue this city’s legacy of being a sanctuary for many and deny the request for exceptions. 

MUA stands against the proposal made by Supervisor Dorseys to include specific drug charges as an exception to our city’s ordinance. This proposal is xenophobic and draws a fine line between “good” and “bad” immigrants, which is harmful and divides communities. We will not accept any proposal that aims to put blame on immigrants for the ongoing drug prevalence. 

We, as an organization, will continue to fight for immigrant protections, our right to exist, and sanctuary for all. 



Jenni Martinez

Communications Coordinator at MUA

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