SF's New Sheriff Will Instruct Deputies To Communicate With Immigration OfficialsVicki Hennessy Thursday said that after winning the race for San Francisco Sheriff one of her first orders of business will be to instruct sheriff’s deputies to communicate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on a case-by-case basis.
Feinstein, Cruz Exchange Heated Words Over China, Sanctuary CitiesRepublican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and five-term Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein engaged in a heated exchange on the Senate floor on Wednesday over "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities.
San Francisco Considering Changes To Sanctuary City Policy On ImmigrationSan Francisco supervisors are trying to decide whether to continue a policy that prevents cooperation with federal immigration authorities that gained attention when a man in the U.S. illegally killed a woman on a city pier.
Domestic Violence Victims Urge SF To Opt Out Of Undocumented Immigrant Custody ProgramImmigrant survivors of domestic violence and their supporters gathered in San Francisco Tuesday to urge the city to opt out of a federal program that could lead to the transfer of immigrants with criminal records from local law enforcement custody to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
San Francisco Supervisor Reaffirms Sanctuary City Status As Vital For Protecting ImmigrantsSupervisor David Campos Tuesday called on San Francisco officials to reaffirm the city's status as a Sanctuary City despite a recent outcry over a fatal shooting by an undocumented immigrant who was released from custody instead of being turned over to immigration authorities.
Plaque Remembering Kate Steinle To Be Installed At San Francisco’s Pier 14Mayor Ed Lee wants to put up a memorial to Kate Steinle, the woman who was allegedly shot and killed by an undocumented immigrant on Pier 14 earlier this year.
GOP Candidates Discuss Kate Steinle's Death, Sanctuary City Policy In Thursday's DebateRepublicans running for president discussed the topic of sanctuary cities and the death of Pleasanton resident Kate Steinle as they faced off for the first debate of the 2016 election cycle.
Lawsuits, Not Moral Obligation, Driving Some 'Sanctuary Cities' To Protect Undocumented ImmigrantsThe term 'sanctuary city' has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.
House Passes Bill To Block Funding For Cities That Shield Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal ConvictionsThe House has approved legislation aimed at punishing so-called "sanctuary cities" like San Francisco that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
White House Threatens To Veto Bill That Would Crack Down On Sanctuary CitiesAn Obama administration statement says the legislation being voted on Thursday would threaten civil rights by allowing law enforcement officials to gather immigration status information from any person at any time.
Father Of Pier 14 Shooting Victim Asks Congress For Legislation To 'Take These Undocumented Immigrants Off Ours Streets'The family of a California woman shot and killed while walking along a San Francisco pier told Congress Tuesday they support changing the laws that allowed her alleged killer to remain in the United States despite being deported several times.
Family Of Pier 14 Shooting Victim To Speak At U.S. Senate Judiciary Meeting On Immigration IssuesFamily members of a woman shot to death on San Francisco’s waterfront earlier this month allegedly at the hands of a Mexican national with multiple deportations will speak at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.