An illegal migrant who was detained and now marked for deportation by federal immigration officials in San Francisco is charging that police broke the law by detaining him in violation of the city’s “sanctuary city laws.”
Pedro Zarceno-Figueroa, a Salvadoran national living in the city’s Mission District, called police to report a stolen car. But when he went to the police station to file the report, police asked for his license and proof of registration and ownership of the vehicle. Police then learned Figueroa was not a legal resident.
But that isn’t what caused Figueroa to end up in the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. As police ran Figueroa’s name, they discovered an outstanding failure to appear warrant issued by Homeland Security. While researching the warrant, police contacted ICE to explain what the warrant was for and an agent was dispatched to the station afterward.
BRINGING IN AND HARBORING ILLEGAL ALIENS – 8 USC 1326 – 8 USC 1324
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Bringing in and Harboring Illegal Aliens – 8 usc 1326
Bringing Illegal Immigrants | 8 USC 1324 | 8 USC 1326