An illegal immigrant living in the sanctuary city of San Francisco was awarded a handsome sum of money, because law enforcement had the temerity to do their job.
The man was referred by police to immigration officials, and for that he now gets to jump a few tax brackets by being awarded $190,000.
How’s that for a living wage?
From Fox News:
A man from El Salvador in the U.S. illegally who sued San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary law is set to be awarded $190,000, his attorney said Thursday.
Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 33, reached the settlement agreement with the city attorney’s office, said Saira Hussain, a staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus who represented Zarceno. The agreement must be approved by the Board of Supervisors.
Gee, it’s only other people’s money! Do you think they’ll say yes?
“It’s really important for San Francisco to remain a sanctuary city not in name only but also in practice,” Hussain told The San Francisco Examiner. “Our hope is that the department is going to look into this further and really examine the way that the department can do more.”
It’s actually really important for all American cities to follow federal law in practice, but that’s none of my business I guess.
Figueroa-Zarceno sued San Francisco in January for violating its sanctuary city law.
The construction worker said he went to police in December 2015 after getting a call from authorities that his stolen car had been found. Instead of helping him, he said, officers detained him and called immigration authorities.
He was taken into custody by federal authorities outside the police station and was in jail for two months. He has been fighting his deportation since his release.
This is the best worst part of the report…
“What happened to me was very unfair and it was an injustice,” Figueroa-Zerceno said. “I went into the police station to seek help and they didn’t tell me what was happening and they arrested me and treated me badly.”
City law prohibits law enforcement officers from cooperating with federal immigration officials except when violent criminals are involved.
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the illegal immigrant who killed Katie Steinle. He enjoyed San Francisco’s city’s sanctuary city policy, did the city know this man was a “violent criminal.”
No, they waited until an innocent girl died.
That’s why the rationale for awarding Figueroa-Zarceno with a six-figure pile of cash instead of deportation (or, if that is just too much to ask, how about no money whatsoever?) is so insane.