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San Francisco DA launches program for immigrant victims of domestic violence

"San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday his office’s launch of a program that seeks to help victims of domestic violence within immigrant communities. “We want to demystify the issue of domestic violence,” Gascón said during a press...

San Francisco D.A. George Gascón: ICE Holds Have Chilling Effect

"In my 30 years in law enforcement, I have often witnessed the unintended consequences of well-meaning but poorly developed public safety policies. Few have had as profound an impact on our constitutional rights as the widespread use of immigration holds issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

San Francisco Rejects ICE Jail Holds

"Supervisors here have approved a policy under which local law enforcement would deny requests by immigration authorities to hold arrestees for potential deportation in all but a handful of instances. ... San Francisco’s ordinance, which requires a second vote next week but is expected to...

Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Challenging the Shackling of Immigrants in Court

"An historic settlement was reached Thursday in a class action lawsuit between immigration authorities and immigrants who are held in custody during their civil immigration proceedings in San Francisco. The settlement brings an end to the federal government’s practice of forcing detained immigrants...

Breaking: Faced With S.F. Lawsuit, Trump Lawyer Backs Down on Sanctuary Cities

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Apr. 14, 2017 - "City Attorney Dennis Herrera today released the following statement after Judge William H. Orrick heard arguments in U.S. District Court on San Francisco’s motion for a preliminary injunction in the city’s lawsuit against President...

Trump Handed "Sweeping Defeat...Humiliating Loss" in Sanctuary Cities Case: County of Santa Clara v. Trump

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, Apr. 26, 2017 - " The Post reports : A federal judge in San Francisco dealt the Trump administration another legal blow Tuesday, temporarily halting President Trump’s threat to withhold unspecified federal funding from cities and towns that refuse to...