San Francisco considering amending sanctuary city policy

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San Francisco supervisors will take up the controversial sanctuary city policy in a special meeting Thursday afternoon.

The board will consider an ordinance to amend city code, regarding the use of city funds to assist enforcement of federal immigration law.

Past policy was to shield residents from federal immigration authorities.

But the proposed amendment would make an exception for people convicted of a violent felony.

This comes in the wake of last year's shooting death of Kate Steinle on Pier 14, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant.

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, who supports the change, is expected to testify during today's hearing.