Not The Onion: Illegal sues San Francisco for not making good on ‘sanctuary city’ policy

Not The Onion: Illegal sues San Francisco for not making good on ‘sanctuary city’ policy
Pedro Figueroa Zarceno, holding San Francisco accountable. (Image: Social media via ABC7 SF)

[Ed. – You’ve just got to really love this.  Why not, right?  And if the guy’s case actually goes anywhere, and he recovers damages, who better to fork over than the city-county Virtue Juggernaut of San Francisco?]

An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador is suing San Francisco alleging police violated the city’s sanctuary city policy by turning him over to U.S. immigration authorities after he reported his car stolen.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday on behalf of Pedro Figueroa Zarceno, 32, in federal court in San Francisco against the city and its police chief for violating his right to due process and breaking an ordinance barring municipal employees from cooperating with federal immigration authorities seeking to deport a person.

Figueroa walked into a police station in November 2015 to report his car stolen, according to the lawsuit. Two days later, the car was found and when he went to recover it, he was handcuffed and led outside where federal immigration agents were waiting for him, the lawsuit said.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.