In response to today's Ninth Circuit ruling regarding sanctuary cities, Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, issued the following statement:

Today's decision marks yet another win for California's values of equality, compassion, and shared humanity - and yet another defeat for the President's hate-riddled agenda. 

The court's ruling is further confirmation that the Trump administration cannot force local governments to do the dirty work of tearing families and communities part. 

"Sanctuary" policies are crucial to upholding due process and protecting all Californians, including immigrants, from troubling abuses of power. 

Along with our partners in the #ICEOutofCA movement, we have long called for the dismantlement of the federal deportation machine and its abuses. We are heartened to see that from courts to the streets, momentum for policies that honor our shared humanity continues to grow.