After agonized debate, Santa Clara keeps its sanctuary policy | KALW

After agonized debate, Santa Clara keeps its sanctuary policy

Jun 6, 2019

Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to retain their sanctuary policy on Tuesday. South Bay officials were compelled to review the policy by a brutal murder earlier this year, which raised thorny questions about immigrants’ rights and public safety.

"A whopping 138 thousand Santa Clara residents are thought to be undocumented. That's larger than Berkeley’s entire population."

Teresa is KALW's immigration reporter. You can reach her at immigration@kalw.org.