An illegal alien, Pedro Figueroa Zarceno, is suing the city of San Francisco for violating their sanctuary city policy by reporting him to ICE. Under their sanctuary policy, city resources are not allowed to be used to enforce federal immigration laws.
When Zarceno reported his stolen car, the police did a routine background check that revealed he had a warrant out for his deportation after missing his immigration hearing and a 2012 conviction of driving while intoxicated. He spent two months in ICE custody before being released. Now he is suing the city saying he is a “victim of false imprisonment”.
Around 300 sanctuary jurisdictions have been identified by ICE and according to a DHS report sanctuary cities released 2,000 criminal illegal aliens back into their communities in 2016.
During the campaign President-elect Trump promised to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities in his first 100 days as president. He also nominated Sen. Sessions for Attorney General who has been long time opponent to sanctuary cities.
After the DOJ’s Inspector General said that sanctuary polices violated federal law Sessions responded, “The Inspector General’s decision is sound and firmly settles the question. Now, the law and the American people demand that this Administration cease its acquiescence in this illegality. The Obama Administration must immediately take action to withhold significant federal law enforcement funding for these offending jurisdictions.”
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Updated: Mon, Feb 6th 2017 @ 11:45am EST