SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – The Trump administration is looking out sanctuary cities. Some are calling it a disgrace marketing campaign, and some Bay Space counties are on the record.
The Division of Homeland Safety on Monday launched the primary -ever report on regulation enforcement businesses that aren’t cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
On January 29, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Division declined to show over a Cambodian immigrant who had been convicted of home violence, in response to the report.
On February 2, the Santa Clara County Jail declined to show over a Mexican immigrant for home violence as nicely.
They have been two of the a number of ICE requests turned down by native authorities in a one-week interval for inmates arrested or convicted of every little thing from medicine to forgery to assault.
They usually have been all included on this new report from the Division of Homeland Safety, aimed toward telling the general public who the immigration enforcers wish to decide up from native jails, and why they need them deported.
The report additionally accommodates a warning that immigration area workplaces have been ordered to start out issuing detainers once more.
In the meantime, BART has tapped the brakes on declaring itself a “sanctuary” transit system partially out of concern that the money-strapped commuter system might lose federal funds.
BART Director Debora Allen was simply in Washington D.C. the place the sanctuary challenge was entrance and middle with the brand new administration.
“One went as far as to ask us why are you pursuing a coverage that may immediately battle with federal regulation if you find yourself asking for almost $1 billion?” Allen stated.
BART acquired $fifty five million in federal funds final yr for monitor repairs, system upgrades and police. However now President Trump is threatening to chop such funds for cities, and even businesses, refusing to cooperate with immigration legal guidelines.
Allen stated she doesn’t assume that is one thing BART employees must be pursuing and that as an alternative, they need to be concentrating on making the trains run on time.