President Trump to sign order targeting sanctuary cities like San Francisco

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump has offered views on U.S. relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in long-standing policy toward the region. From opposing free trade agreements to confronting China and questioning Japan-South Korea alliances, he appears set to be charting a course far different from previous administrations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — President Donald Trump is expected to begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, including one that targets sanctuary cities.

He will begin with a proposal for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to administration officials. He is then expected to sign an executive order that will punish sanctuary cities, like San Francisco.

While the specifics of Trump’s orders were unclear, it is believed he will move forward with plans to curb funding of cities that don’t arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, or sanctuary cities, which could cost individual jurisdictions millions of dollars.

That order would triple the resources for immigration and customs enforcement.

During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly referenced the 2015 shooting of Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s Pier 14.

An undocumented immigrant, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is suspected of shooting Steinle. He was deported five times before the shooting.

President Trump often used the shooting as an example of why he wanted to abolish sanctuary cities.

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