Immigration and Customs Enforcement
San Francisco has stopped honoring detention requests for suspected undocumented immigrants in jail who would otherwise be eligible for release, joining most other Bay Area counties in suspending the controversial practice, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced Thursday.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will no longer honor requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold suspected undocumented immigrants in jail who would otherwise be eligible for release, joining a growing wave of backlash against the controversial policy.
More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were recovered from a boat that investigators suspect was abandoned on Pescadero State Beach Monday morning after being used to bring the drugs from Mexico, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman said.
Twenty-three people were arrested at a deportation and immigrant rights rally in downtown San Francisco Friday, according to police.
A proposed legal settlement calls for federal authorities to limit the use of shackles on immigrants who appear before immigration judges.
A federal immigration officer was shot and three local police officers were wounded Friday during a violent confrontation with a suspect in a Sacramento suburb.
Dozens of protesters surrounded a bus believed to be filled with immigrants slated for deportation at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Francisco, a protest organizer said Thursday.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering legislation that would prevent local law enforcement from putting immigration holds on individuals scheduled for jail release.
Citing a labor shortage on California farms, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked the Department of Homeland Security to focus immigration enforcement efforts on violent criminals instead.
A friend of 24-year-old naked acrobat Yeiner Perez Garizabalo described him as “very depressed” as he sits in jail after pleading not guilty earlier this week to two felony and four misdemeanor charges.