Poll: Voters not so keen on sanctuary cities for criminal illegal immigrants

In the face of de-funding threats from the Trump administration, a Leftist poll has suggested to the media that California voters support communities declaring themselves “sanctuary cities.”

But the Berkeley IGS Poll found that a majority oppose cities and counties being able to disregard federal requests to detain illegal immigrants who have been arrested and are pending release from custody.

Mark DiCamillo, director of the poll, said the findings show voters have less sympathy for unauthorized immigrants who have been arrested.

“Some voters are making a distinction between immigrants that local officials happen upon” vs. those who have been arrested, he said.

The Berkeley survey, conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies, follows Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ warning Monday that the so-called “sanctuary cities” stand to be stripped of Justice Department grants for state and local law enforcement if they refuse to comply with federal immigration law.

Read the whole story in the Sacramento Bee

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