Tag Archives: ICE

SFPD will not cooperate with ICE during expected raids, Chief says

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott made it clear at Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting that his officers will not cooperate with federal immigration agents during raids that are expected soon in Northern California. “Our instructions have been clear in terms of our policies … SFPD will not assist in any federal immigration enforcement,” he said. “That’s the message we’re putting...

SF Mission Church Offers Sanctuary to Undocumented Community

The Mission’s Episcopal Church of St. John’s the Evangelist on Wednesday joined a number of churches in the San Francisco area and beyond in vowing to protect their immigrant community from deportation. “We’ve given sanctuary to many over the years,” said father Richard Smith, St. John’s vicar, to a group of some 50 community members gathered in front of two...

Activists Protesting Deportations Arrested in SF

In an effort to draw attention to the deportation of immigrants fleeing violence, in particular those from Central America, protesters blocked the intersections of Sansome Street with Washington and Jackson streets today. 16 protesters were arrested and later released. For several hours, protesters marched in circles around clusters of chained activists sitting in the intersections, situated in front of the San Francisco branch of...

La Vida de un Estudiante Indocumentado, Parte Uno

Eran casi las siete de la mañana del 15 de septiembre de 2010. Steve Li estaba en piyama cuando escuchó que alguien tocaba fuerte la puerta. Li fue a despertar a su mamá para ver si esperaba a alguien. No, contestó ella. El toquido siguió, y se levantó para abrir la puerta mientras Li iba al baño. Fue entonces cuando...

Privilege Became Punishment for Popular Street Cart Vendor

The Amuse Bouche vendor blended in easily among the Mission's world of hip street food carts. But Celebi-Ariner's impending deportation is a story many Mission residents know all too well.