San Francisco’s new Sheriff confirmed Wednesday that his department will not comply with federal agents on illegal immigration; sayings it’s in the interest of “public safety” that undocumented workers can “report crimes.”
“San Francisco’s newly minted sheriff said his officers won’t help federal authorities deport undocumented immigrants despite increasing pressure from the Trump administration to crack down on people living illegally in U.S. sanctuary cities,” reports Fox News. “Paul Miyamoto, California’s first Asian American sheriff, said going after undocumented immigrants seeking solace is not a priority.”
“Our department is not involved in immigration enforcement,” he told KTVU2. “We feel that it is a federal matter, and our realm of interest is public safety, and you can’t really have a safe community if the community members are afraid to come to us to report crimes.”
“We’re being targeted on so many levels,” said Mayor London Breed. “But, the fact is, we’re a strong city, we’re a resilient city and we will fight against those attacks and we will protect the people of this city.”
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Source: Fox News