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Immigration Requests Shoot Up in San Francisco, L.A. Jails Under Trump

By Marisa Lagos, KQED News Fix/The California Report

Immigration advocates derisively called former President Barack Obama the “deporter-in-chief,” but new data obtained by KQED show the Trump administration has been even more aggressive in targeting jail inmates for deportation from San Francisco.

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy said the sheriff’s office received more than four times as many immigration requests in 2017 — the first year Donald Trump was president — as in the final year of Obama’s presidency.

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix/The California Report.