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San Francisco jail let ICE interview inmate, violating policy and state law

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department allowed federal immigration officers into one of its jails to interview an inmate, a violation of jail policy and California sanctuary law, department officials said Monday.

Department policy broadly restricts cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, forbidding most communication with the agency and barring access to inmates, some of whom the government would like to detain for potential deportation.

The goal of sanctuary policies, which conservatives and the Trump administration have called dangerous, is to persuade undocumented immigrants that they can engage with local authorities without fear that their legal status will be an issue.
Source: Bay Area News San Francisco jail let ICE interview inmate, violating policy and state law

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