Is this a joke?
Several hundred people packed a school auditorium in San Francisco's
Mission District on Wednesday evening to decry the city's treatment of
immigrants, making their case in front of a panel of city officials that
included representatives from the Police Department, mayor's office, school
board and Board of Supervisors.
That's right SAN FRANCISCO is bring accused of being "too tuff" on immigrants.
The mostly Latino crowd spoke out against the city's new policy of
automatically reporting undocumented juveniles arrested for a felony to federal
That's because we need them here to commit the crimes that Americans won't commit.
Guadalupe Carreno, a 15-year-old sophomore at June Jordan School for Equity,.
said her family has been in limbo since January when her father was deported
after a raid at their Bayview district home. Now, Guadalupe and her two brothers
- ages 14 and 20 months - are waiting to see whether their mother also will be
forced to leave. The children are all U.S. citizens who have only visited Mexico
once or twice, but their parents came to the country illegally 20 years ago.
Guadalupe, an A student who has epilepsy, said she is worried about both her
education and her health if the family is forced to move back to Mexico
Honey, you can stay, but your parents are another story. By the way, it would be nice to know the purpose of the "raid" on your house. Without that fact, I feel like you're not telling the whole story. Really, though, you should be aware that your plight is little more than an excuse for US politicos to do a little righteous grandstanding.
Could I have a cite for that, David? I can wait. I have allllll day, if you need extra time.
The meeting, organized by the S.F. Immigrants Rights Defense Committee - a
coalition of more than 30 immigrants rights organizations, labor groups, faith
organizations and other activists - came two weeks after Supervisor David Campos
held a similar hearing at City Hall that focused on racial profiling. Campos and
three other freshman supervisors - President David Chiu, John Avalos and Eric
Mar - were in attendance. All four come from immigrant families.
The supervisors, as well as Phil Ting, the city's assessor-recorder, denounced
immigration raids and pledged to work on local and national reform to
immigration polices. Chiu called the raids "illegal and unconstitutional."