Thursday, September 5, 2013

Immigration Rights Measure Moves Forward in San Francisco

Immigrant rights activists in San Francisco are celebrating a victory, as measure to end cooperation with a Federal deportation program moves closer to becoming law. A Board of Supervisors committee unanimously approved a proposed ordinance that would bar local police and sheriffs from participating in the Federal “Secure Communities” program that reports undocumented arrestees to immigration officials. Under the measure, San Francisco would join localities like Santa Clara County and Illinois’ Cook County in resisting the federal deportation program. Christopher Martinez reports from San Francisco.