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>> Average, there were 35 fewer crimes->> San Francisco launching its fight against President Donald Trump's anti-immigration policy Tuesday, filing the first court challenge in the US against his executive orders that threaten to cut off federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities. San Francisco's attorney calling on Trump to abide by the Constitution and obey the law.
Adding, quote, you're not an emperor who rules by fiat. Sanctuary cities are those that adopted policies generally protecting illegal immigrants. The city's actions follow other lawsuits piling up in the US challenging Trumps partial ban on immigration from seven Muslim-heavy nations. The latest to join, the State of Massachusetts and New York following Boston and Washington State.
And Reuters legal correspondent Dan Levine expect more to come.>> You're seeing the first ones who are filing. But a lot of other states are looking at it. I think a lot depends on, like for the immigration ban restrictions, whether they have airports in their state, whether they're a port of entry.
Because that makes it more urgent as opposed to other places where they don't.>> It's not just local governments, but companies, as well. Amazon and Expedia already filed declarations in court on Monday supporting the Washington State lawsuit. And later on Tuesday, a group of tech companies in Silicon Valley are meeting to discuss filing a brief to support such lawsuits.
On Monday, Google employees staged several protests. And at the headquarters, CEO Sundar Pichai and Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, spoke out against Trump's orders, as well. And across the US from Louisville, Kentucky, to Blacksburg, Virginia, protesters continue to keep the issue on the streets, voicing support for immigrants.