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Man to receive $190,000 from SF for sanctuary city violation

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Man to receive $190,000 from SF for sanctuary city violation
By Jonah Owen Lamb on June 28, 2017 2:44 pm

 

A man who San Francisco police turned over to immigration authorities in violation of The City’s sanctuary ordinance is set to be awarded $190,000 in a settlement agreement reached with the City Attorney’s Office, which his lawyer hopes will push police to obey such laws.
Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 33, sued The City on Jan. 17 for violating its sanctuary city laws when officers at Southern Station allegedly cooperated with immigration officials. Figueroa-Zarceno, an undocumented immigrant and native of El Salvador, went to the station at 1251 3rd Street in Mission Bay in December 2015 to report a stolen car.
But instead of helping him find his car, officers called immigration authorities, who took him into custody outside of the station.
Police reports and case documents previously obtained by the Examiner showed that officers at the station detained Figueroa-Zarceno after they ran his name and found a warrant for his arrest. But they were unable to find details on the warrant, so Figueroa-Zarceno was released from a side door, where he was then arrested by immigration officials. Those officials had been notified by San Francisco police.

 

http://www.sfexaminer.com/man-receive-190000-sf-sanctuary-city-violation/

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Buttus    1,226

so city law overrides state or federal law?

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exotoxic    686

it's possible for an "undocumented immigrant" to legally own a car??

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DocM    16,651
56 minutes ago, Buttus said:

so city law overrides state or federal law?

Apparently it does in the People's Republic of California. For now. SCOTUS may have some input on that.

 

27 minutes ago, exotoxic said:

it's possible for an "undocumented immigrant" to legally own a car??

It's usually legal for them to buy a car, but getting a driver's license is needed to drive or insure it. Only a few states allow this including,

 

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii (as of January 1, 2016), Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Vermont and Washington state.

 

and few insurance carriers will touch them. For it's part, California has a low income insurance program which will cover them. Eligibility,

 

Valid California driver’s license

Car that is worth <$25,000

19 years old

Meet income eligibility: $29,425 for 1 person, $60,425 for families of four.

 

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