San Francisco officials seek $5M to defend immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco supervisor is proposing more money for lawyers to defend immigrants who face possible deportation under a Trump administration

KCBS reports that San Francisco Supervisor David Campos will introduce legislation Tuesday setting aside $5 million from the city's budget to help pay for lawyers to represent people in deportation proceedings.

Half of the money would go to Public Defender Jeff Adachi's office for more immigration attorneys.

President-elect Donald Trump has said he will deport convicted felons who are in the country illegally.

He has also threatened to yank federal money from "sanctuary" cities such as San Francisco that generally decline to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

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