Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), the outspoken critic of illegal immigration, has brought San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom into his sights. He has accused Newsom of refusing to cooperate with federal officials in immigration raids. The claim is based on comments by Newsom in which he declared San Francisco to be "a sanctuary city" and insisted he would "not allow any of my department heads or anyone associated with this city to cooperate in any way shape or form with these raids." Tancredo is now calling on the Justice Department to examine the situation arguing the notion of a "sanctuary city" is illegal. Newsom, no stranger to controversy, is remembered as the mayor who openly flouted the law in 2004 by issuing some 4,000 marriage licenses to homosexual couples. The California Supreme Court subsequently voided all of the licenses.
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