Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant acquitted in the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco, is accusing the federal government of collusion with state and city authorities and “vindictive prosecution.”
In a first for California, the state has appointed an undocumented immigrant, attorney and immigrant rights activist Lizbeth Mateo, to a statewide post.
The Trump administration has asked Congress to punish California and other states, cities, and localities with so-called “sanctuary” policies that restrict cooperation with the federal government on matters of illegal immigration by withholding federal grants in a must-pass spending bill that requires action by next week to keep the government running.
Thomas Homan, deputy director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, called out California’s top Democratic leaders for accusing federal law enforcement officers of unfair, traumatizing treatment of illegal immigrants in their state.
Recipients of protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are not target groups for arrest or deportation and should continue to file renewal requests, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department sued the state of California over so-called “sanctuary” policies that try to protect illegal immigrants against deportation, ramping up a confrontation over whether local police should enforce federal law.
President Donald Trump on Monday put pressure on House and Senate Democrats to strike a deal on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying they “don’t care” about DACA and questioning why they have not reached an agreement with Republicans.