Even as the Trump administration forges ahead with its mass deportation plan, California cities, and the state as a whole, has doubled down on their efforts to protect the large immigrant population . The state has successfully sued the federal government to stop it from punishing sanctuary cities by withholding federal funds. Sanctuary policies limit cooperation between local law enforcement authorities and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Additionally, the city of San Francisco, along with other California cities, has set aside money to provide legal representation to undocumented immigrants who have been placed in deportation proceedings. The recent acquittal of an undocumented immigrant accused of killing an American woman on a San Francisco pier has resulted in continued criticism of the state’s stance on immigration. Trump blamed the lack of a border wall and border security for allowing the immigrant to reenter the U.S. numerous times following deportation, and threatened to use the woman’s death against Democrats. Attorney General Jeff Sessions again criticized sanctuary city policies for leaving the safety of the public at risk. For its part, California supporters of sanctuary city policies have dismissed the murder as an aberration that Trump inappropriately used as political ammunition. They claim that as a general rule, sanctuary city polices build trust between immigrants and law enforcement, thus resulting in safer and less crime-ridden communities that equally protect residents and otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants. Despite California’s efforts to protect its residents, no matter their legal status, ICE agents are still arresting and detaining immigrants with no legal status at astonishing rates. Regardless of the circumstances your case may involve, the skilled and knowledgeable immigration lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C.are here to get immigrants released from detention and defend them against removal from the country. We handle these types of cases on a regular basis and have valuable knowledge about how to best represent your interests, based on your individual circumstances. By contacting our officeright away, you will place yourself in the best position possible to have loved ones released from detention and defend again potential removal from home and family.