Supes approve controversial immigration law

The Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee voted 2-1 Monday to send legislation that would change the city’s sanctuary policy to the full board with a recommendation for approval. Committee members Supervisors David Chiu and Ross Mirkarimi voted in support while supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier in opposition.

Introduced by Supervisor David Campos, the legislation would change how the city handles illegal immigrant youth arrested for felonies. Instead of reporting the youth to federal immigration authorities for deportation proceedings upon arrest, the city would have to wait until there is a conviction.

The legislation is opposed by Mayor Gavin Newsom. The full board is expected to vote on the legislation on Oct. 20. Eight members of the board continue to support it, making the bill veto-proof.
 

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