Illegals know they can find a safe haven in so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco to hide from authorities to avoid deportation, but now they may find the cities a source of a financial windfall.

Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, an El Salvador engaged to a U.S. citizen and in the U.S. illegally is about to pick up a $190,000 check from San Francisco because it violated its own policy and failed to protect him from federal immigration officials.

Figueroa-Zarceno was picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at a San Francisco police station.

Police had found Figueroa-Zarceno’s car after it had been stolen and he was at the station to pick it up.

One of the officers at the station was alleged to have contacted the ICE agents about Figueroa-Zarceno presence at the station.

As a result, he was held for two months of detention, which the City of San Francisco agreed is in contravention of its policies prohibiting local police from cooperating with ICE.

Figueroa-Zarceno, speaking through an interpreter, was released this week upon the settlement of the action.

John Coté, a spokesman for San Francisco’s City Attorney’s Office said, “This proposed settlement is a fair resolution for all of the parties involved.”

Echoing claims by supporters of sanctuary cities, Coté went on to say, “San Francisco has strong policies in place to encourage victims and witnesses to report crimes without fear of being deported…

These policies are designed to foster respect and trust between law enforcement and residents to ensure our communities are safe.”

The settlement comes as Congress considered legislation that would withhold federal grant money from sanctuary cities.

The House of Representatives passed the bill by a margin of 228 to 187 with only 6 Democrats crossing the aisle to vote ‘yea.’

Speaking at a Department of Energy event, President Trump said the legislation was an important part of his promise to make America safe.

The bill now goes to the Senate when it goes back into session after the 4th of July recess.

Please SHARE this on Facebook to spread the word about the important vote coming up in the Senate. Voters can make a difference by encouraging their senators to vote YES to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities like San Francisco that defy federal law by sheltering illegals.

Source: CBS SF

 
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