Oct 20, 2015 6:58 PM by News Staff, PHOTO: Flowers left on Pier 14, in memory of shooting victim, Kate Steinle
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors have reaffirmed the city's status as a sanctuary city by rejecting a resolution that encouraged cooperation with federal immigration officials involving prisoners in local jails.
In addition, the board approved a resolution urging the sheriff not to participate in a detainer-notification system that ask jails to let Immigration Customs and Enforcement officials know when an inmate of interest is being released.
The votes came after the July 1 killing of a 32-year-old woman on a city pier by a Mexican national who had been released from jail despite federal requests to detain him for deportation proceedings.
The actions involving the nonbinding resolutions sent a symbolic message on the same day that Senate Democrats in Washington blocked legislation pushed largely by Republicans that would punish jurisdictions that don't cooperate with federal immigration agents.
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