‘After all, if we did that, it might end up interfering with this nation’s higher priority to completely ignore its immigration laws.’
Ok. That wasn’t an exact quote. But that is what was said, in essence.
San Francisco juvenile probation officials – citing the city’s immigrant sanctuary status – are protecting Honduran youths caught dealing crack cocaine from possible federal deportation and have given some offenders a city-paid flight home with carte blanche to return.
The city’s practices recently prompted a federal criminal investigation into whether San Francisco has been systematically circumventing U.S. immigration law, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.
[posted by Justin Levine]