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California Is Sending Far Fewer Immigrants to Feds Under New State Law

April 8, 2014 | 9:58 am

California Is Sending Far Fewer Immigrants to Feds Under New State Law

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Survey of 15 counties finds 44 percent decrease in people turned over to ICE in January and February.

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Analysis: How Dangerous is It Being an ICE Agent?

May 4, 2012 | 3:42 pm

Analysis: How Dangerous is It Being an ICE Agent?

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Yesterday, three federal immigration agents were shot and wounded in Petaluma while taking part in one of multiple raids around the Bay Area. The sweep was related to a 2010 gang-related triple homicide in South San Francisco. The agents were part of a SWAT team, and they were executing what ICE called a “high-risk warrant.” […]

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May 6, 2011 | 3:27 pm

SF Sheriff Hennessey Says Won’t Hold Arrested Immigrants Under “Secure Communities”

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From AP: San Francisco’s sheriff says he plans to stop cooperating with federal immigration officials and will start releasing illegal immigrants who have been jailed for minor offenses before they can be picked up for deportation. Sheriff Michael Hennessey told the San Francisco Examiner he is making the change effective June 1 to comply with […]

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April 29, 2011 | 10:42 am

Interview: What is ICE’s “Secure Communities” Program and AB 1081

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Earlier this week AB 1081, also known as The TRUST Act, passed out of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee. The bill would allow California counties to opt out of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Secure Communities program, which requires local law enforcement agencies to send the fingerprints of everyone who has been arrested to a […]

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April 26, 2011 | 10:07 am

Assembly Committee Votes for AB 1081, Allowing Local Opt Out of Immigration Fingerprint Database

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Today, the State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee passed on to the full assembly AB 1081, also known as the TRUST Act. The bill, sponsored by San Francisco’s Tom Ammiano, would give local governments the right to opt-out of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s controversial Secure Communities program. Immigrant rights groups say the program has resulted in […]

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