An employee at the Italian Consulate and his wife have been accused of allegedly holding a Brazilian woman as a slave at their San Francisco home.
Giuseppe Penzato, 55, and Kesia Penzato, 33, were arrested and charged in federal court Friday with forced labor. Giuseppe Penzato, an administrative clerk at the consulate, was also accused of allegedly taking and refusing to return the woman’s passport. Read More
San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey will begin releasing illegal immigrants suspected of low-level crimes instead of turning them over to federal authorities starting today, but individual sheriff’s deputies may be under no obligation to follow that policy.
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If medals were given for smiles, Dinh Tran would get the gold.
As he practiced his figure skating program on a recent Saturday morning, Tran exuded complete joy on the ice. He smiled as he twirled in the air; he smiled as he received direction from his coach; he smiled as he allowed other skaters the right of way; he smiled as he spotted an old friend that had come to interview him; he even smiled as he repeatedly tumbled to the ice while attempting new loops and axels. Read More
Federal prosecutors in San Francisco earlier this month triumphantly announced the indictments of three alleged MS-13 gang members for the murder of a Daly City man last June.
However, at least one of the suspects, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was already known to federal immigration authorities and under supervised release at the time of the murder of 26-year-old Alexander Temaj-Castanon, a restaurant worker who police say may have been mistaken for a rival gang member. Read More
San Francisco has stopped reporting undocumented youth arrested on suspicion of felonies to the federal government for possible deportation if they have family in The City, Mayor Ed Lee announced during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
The change in The City’s policy on how it handles illegal immigrant youth caught up in the juvenile justice system is the latest development in one of the biggest political fights of recent years. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has ordered a review of Sheriff Michael Hennessey’s new policy to let illegal immigrants who have committed low-level, nonviolent crimes free even if federal officials have requested them to be held. Hennessey met with Lee Friday afternoon to explain in greater detail the new policy, which is set to go into effect June 1. Read More
San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey will start releasing illegal immigrants arrested for low-level crimes from jail even if federal officials notified through a controversial fingerprint identification program request that they be held for a deportation hearing. Read More
San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey will start releasing low-level illegal-immigrant criminals from jail even if federal officials notified through a controversial fingerprint identification program request that they be held for a deportation hearing. Read More
WHAT: In 168 U.S. cities, from December to February immigration agents teamed with state and local authorities to arrest 678 suspected street gang members connected to Mexico’s violent drug-smuggling cartels.HOW: Members of 133 gangs were arrested and 447 of the suspects are now facing criminal charges. Another 231 people were held on administrative charges of illegal immigration.
There were more than a few hiccups along the way, but Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced Friday that they are now connected to every county in California through the Secure Communities fingerprint identification program. Read More