BART Considers ‘Sanctuary In Transit’ Policy

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Amid increased scrutiny on sanctuary cities, Bay Area Rapid Transit is now considering a “Sanctuary in Transit” policy that would protect undocumented riders from federal immigration officials.

Currently, BART Police can contact federal agents after arresting an undocumented rider.

At Thursday’s BART Board meeting, two members called for the policy to be changed, urging a policy that would prohibit police from cooperating with federal immigration agents.

The proposal follows President Donald Trump’s executive order that would crack down on sanctuary cities by threatening to strip federal funding. Several jurisdictions, including San Francisco, are suing the administration.

State lawmakers have also proposed expanding sanctuary city policies throughout California, which has led to additional threats to cut funding by Mr. Trump.

BART will discuss the potential new policy at a board meeting next month before making its decision.

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  1. Greg Gadfly says:

    President elect Trump has stated his position several times.

    If you are an illegal immigrant and have been committing crimes, “bad hombres” you will be going home, otherwise we are glad to have you. Many of you work very hard and are productive.

    An example of a person that should go home…

    A corrupt Mexican DEA employee has been using his vehicle to commit insurance fraud.

    His vehicle is described as a cream colored older model Cadillac Escalade. He was last seen running his scam at the one of the major casino’s self park parking garage in Las Vegas.

    He tried the scam on me….

    I got into my vehicle which was parked on the top floor of the self park garage. I had parked my car in an area with many open spots around me. The lot was only about 2/3 full.

    As I started my car, I glanced up to look into my rear view mirror when I watched this older cream colored Cadillac quickly pull up and place the front of his car directly behind me and sit. His car was perfectly positioned so that I might have missed it if I had not seen him drive up. I watched for a few more moments when he spotted me watching him in the rear view mirror. He then quickly pulled back then forward then back and forward again and I presume he exited the parking lot because as I left I could not see his car anywhere.

    Description: ~2005 Cream colored Cadillac Escalade,mexican male driver approximately 30 years of age with short military style hair cut, last spotted at the $%#@ parking garage.

    I called the Casino security and gave them a description of the car and driver. I also indicated I was parked so that they could see the entire incident on security cameras.

    If you see this person in a casino parking lot, contact the casino security.

    We all know Mexico has a problem with corrupt law enforcement. With corruption being as pervasive as it is in Mexico, why would law enforcement employees of Mexican descent in the U.S. be any different?

    Everyone be careful. He is a corrupt piece-of-s**t..

    I had a very good look at this person as I stared into my rear view mirror waiting for him to move. I have seen him several other times thereafter. CORRUPT FBI AND DEA EMPLOYEES WILL COMMIT MURDER TO COVER UP THEIR CRIMES.

  2. Dave Spysea says:

    someone on SF gate said it the best ” Sure, because pontificating about social issues outside their role is far simpler than effective management of revenue and infrastructure within their domain.”

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