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 police on Sunday will begin a new policy on impounding the vehicles of unlicensed drivers, a practice some community
members had complained unfairly targeted undocumented immigrants.
In a shift from the current policy whereby the vehicles of unlicensed drivers pulled over in traffic stops would be immediately towed,
police will now give those drivers 20 minutes for a licensed and insured person to arrive and drive off the vehicle. Read More
District 9 Supervisor David Campos’s controversial legislation regarding undocumented immigrant youths comes before the full Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Current policy, put in place by Mayor Gavin Newsom, requires that such youths be reported to federal officials after being arrested on suspicion of a felony. Under Campos’ proposal, youths would have to be convicted before being reported. Read More