True but suing the cities may give some incentive for the lawmakers to change the stupid law/policy. Still confused with these statements: "The court also said San Francisco’s policy did not violate federal law, which requires only that local officials share information with federal agents about the immigration status of local inmates." Upholding that dismissal, the appeals court said Monday that Steinle’s “tragic and unnecessary death ... may well underscore the policy argument against Sheriff Mirkarimi’s decision” not to notify immigration officials about the release of an undocumented immigrant with a felony record. “But that policy argument can be acted upon only by California’s state and municipal political branches of government, or perhaps by Congress — but not by federal judges” interpreting state law, Bennett said." Fed law requires local to notify, city policy defies Fed law and local sheriff releases without notification but they are protected against because they have a policy?