The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve a resolution calling on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop participating in a federal program that has led to the deportation of nearly 2,000 county residents since 2008.
Day laborers and domestic workers rallied in San Francisco Monday and will do so Tuesday at the state capitol in opposition to the federal government’s Secure Communities program.
San Francisco and Santa Clara County Supervisors have already voted to opt out of Secure Communities, under which states forward the fingerprints of the arrested to federal immigration authorities, to make sure they’re not illegal immigrants.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) _ Immigrant rights groups are demanding that federal officials allow counties to opt out of a controversial federal fingerprint sharing program.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) _ A controversial federal fingerprinting program came under fire on Tuesday in San Jose as immigrant rights communities asked Santa Clara County Supervisors to opt out of the program.