Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor - Jan 18 edition

Sanctuary City

As reported by The Blaze on June 29, 2017, San Francisco was sued by an illegal immigrant for violating the city’s sanctuary ordinance, which limits the ability of local law enforcement to coordinate with federal authorities.

In December of 2015, Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno went to a police station in San Francisco where they had recovered his stolen car. He was subsequently detained and then transferred to ICE custody.

He remained in ICE custody for 2 months.

Figueroa and his lawyer sued the city of San Francisco for the violation of the Sanctuary city ordinance which generally prohibits employees of the city from using city funds in any way to assist ICE in enforcing federal immigration laws unless specifically required by state and/or federal law. Figueroa and his attorney are fighting for $190,000 as a settlement for the suit.

Is this what we can expect from the sanctuary state bill?

Gary Murphy, Oakhurst

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