sanctuary city

Candidates: Sheriff

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 20 2015 - 4:04pm

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is facing two challengers in his bid for re-election: Vicki Hennessy, who spent three decades in the department and served as interim sheriff in 2012 (after Mayor Ed Lee suspended Mirkarimi over a domestic-violence case involving the new sheriff and his wife) and John Robinson, a retired sheriff’s commander.

San Francisco poised to revive ‘sanctuary city’ after feds deport more than 100 non-criminals

Jason Winshell, SF Public Press — Apr 15 2011 - 1:37pm
UPDATE 5/2/11: Sherriff Michael Hennessey wrote an op-ed piece in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle explaining his position on Secure Communities.
 More than two decades ago, San Francisco took a stand against what it saw as an attack on undocumented immigrants. It imposed a “sanctuary city” policy, shielding people without papers who had been arrested on minor crimes and without criminal histories from federal immigration officials. Last June, however, the federal government introduced a database that began to vacuum up identifications of everyone arrested, looking for immigration violations. But now city officials are planning to again shield some immigrants in the San Francisco jail from possible deportation by refusing to hand them over. Sheriff Michael Hennesey says he believes this is permissible under federal law.

 

Sit, lie, get deported? (graphic novel)

SF Public Press — Jun 29 2010 - 5:25pm

Reporting by Shawn Gaynor; illustration by Andrew Goldfarb Sit, Lie, Get Deported? (graphic novel) Read more...

‘Sanctuary city’ policy threatened by federal database

Shawn Gaynor, SF Public Press — May 10 2010 - 5:13pm

A new federal program that will take information about people arrested in San Francisco and feed it into an immigration database has some worried about the future of the sanctuary city policy. Previously only information on people involved in felony cases was shared with the federal government.

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