Friday, June 30, 2017

San Francisco to pay an ilegal $190K for sanctuary violation?

Via AP Twitter:   A man from El Salvador in the U.S. illegally who sued San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary law is set to be awarded $190,000, his attorney said Thursday.

Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 33, reached the settlement agreement with the city attorney’s office, said Saira Hussain, a staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus who represented Zarceno. The agreement must be approved by the Board of Supervisors.

“We have to insure that each and every local law enforcement official is following those sanctuary policies and we are seeing in Mr. Figueroa’s case that didn’t happen,” Hussain said.

Figueroa-Zarceno sued San Francisco in January for violating its sanctuary city law.

The construction worker said he went to police in December 2015 after getting a call from authorities that his stolen car had been found. Instead of helping him, he said, officers detained him and called immigration authorities.

He was taken into custody by federal authorities outside the police station and was in jail for two months. He has been fighting his deportation since his release.

“What happened to me was very unfair and it was an injustice,” Figueroa-Zerceno said. “I went into the police station to seek help and they didn’t tell me what was happening and they arrested me and treated me badly.”

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AllenS said...


edutcher said...

It's San Andreas' Fault..

Rene Saunce said...

Local BS "sanctuary" edicts trump actual US immigration laws?

Fuck - we are idiocracy.

Leland said...

I'm glad California has all this money to pay people to use electricity and commit crimes.

bagoh20 said...

That is one fantastic advertisement, and I bet it's gone viral in Mexico. Just remember, San Francisco is the destination, amigos. Sure it's very expensive to live there, but they give you hundreds of thousands of dollars!

Well the first thing you know Pedro's a millionaire,
The kinfolk said "lets all go up there."
Said "Californy is the place you ought to be"
So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly

Hills, that is. Swimmin pools, movie stars.

No wall will stop people from chasing that.
Shut down the handouts.

ricpic said...

It took me a long time to see that liberalism is SUICIDE. But when anything less than cops helping criminals is "fascism" what else are you to conclude?

chickelit said...

San Francisco politicians will fight Trump and Sessions on curbing financial handouts. They will have to in order to avoid becoming another financial Chicago.

ricpic said...

"Shut down the handouts."

Only possible if suffrage is limited to those not on the dole. There is nothing sacrosanct about universal suffrage. Of course California, as presently constituted politically, would never enact such a change. But limits on suffrage could be enacted in a red state, now! And if it were to survive the inevitable court challenges up to the SC the idea would spread like wild fire... Or as Sixty would say, WILD FAR!

AllenS said...

Trump needs to play these illegals against San Fran, until San Fran is bankrupt.