Tag Archives: sanctuary city

New CCSF chancellor vows to support undocumented students

Mark Rocha, San Francisco City College’s new chancellor, put his support for undocumented students and DACA recipients front and center Thursday afternoon. “This is a sanctuary campus of a sanctuary college, in a sanctuary city, in a sanctuary state,” he said at a mixer with teachers, administrators and neighborhood leaders at Mission Campus. He also called on all those in...

Listen Local: A primer on SF as a Sanctuary City and its future

Listen Local is Mission Local’s biweekly radio program. We broadcast live online at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. Saira Hussain, a staff attorney at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice / Asian Law Caucus, joins us to go into the details of what being a Sanctuary City means, specifically in San Francisco. No, it doesn’t mean ICE can’t...

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...

SF Reaffirms Sanctuary Status Despite Executive Order on Immigration

In response to an executive order stripping sanctuary cities of federal funding signed Wednesday morning by President Donald Trump, immigrants, nonprofit organizers and city legislators rallied in front of City Hall to publicly commit to maintaining protections for immigrants and to reassure one another. “Your local government is with you,” said District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen. “We’re going to protect...

SF Officials Seek Deportation Defense Funding

To defend undocumented immigrants from incarceration and deportation under a Donald Trump administration, Supervisor David Campos and other city officials are pushing for $5 million in funding to hire attorneys to the Public Defender’s office and community nonprofits. Campos’s joint proposal with Public Defender Jeff Adachi hinges on the idea that those facing immigration proceedings should have legal counsel, like...

SF Rejects Immigration Enforcement

San Francisco supervisors unanimously adopted a non-binding policy Tuesday refusing to cooperate with a federal program that collects immigration details about suspects that makes it easier to deport undocumented immigrants. Supervisor John Avalos said that if local communities saw a link between law enforcement and immigration enforcement, “it would completely undermine… the trust we are trying to build within our city.” Immigrant advocates have...

Organizaciones Batallan con Llegada de Menores Migrantes

El Área de la Bahía, y en particular la Misión, ha sido desde hace tiempo un refugio para inmigrantes que han huido de sus países natales en busca de asilo. Sin embargo, con el aumento en la cantidad de migrantes menores que escapan una aguda violencia en Centroamérica, las organizaciones en defensa de inmigrantes en el Distrito de la Misión...

Campos to Introduce Legislation for Migrant Children

At today’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting, Supervisor David Campos will introduce legislation to urge San Francisco to aid in the humanitarian effort for the thousands of migrant children coming to the U.S., and San Francisco, to flee violence in Central America. Campos is requesting a special hearing at the Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee. It’s his hope that the city...