Senator Skinner Issues Statement on Federal Subpoena, Funding Threats

January 25, 2018

The Office of State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) issued the following statement today regarding federal threats to potentially subpoena and/or cut funding for 23 jurisdictions, including several Bay Area cities and the State of California:

“The White House continues to peddle fear and divisiveness. Our cities and our state will not give in to intimidation. Courts have spoken: Local and state governments are not obligated to be an arm of federal immigration enforcement. Threats to extort cities like Berkeley by withholding federal funds for public safety are more grandstanding. We will keep our focus where it belongs: building trust and keeping our communities safe.”