The People's Republic of California
Leftists to pay illegal alien $190,000 because
the police reported him to ICE
(CBS News) - San Francisco taxpayers could soon pay $190,000 in a lawsuit settlement with an undocumented immigrant who claimed he was reported to federal immigration authorities in violation of the city's "sanctuary city" ordinance, the City Attorney's Office confirmed to CBS San Francisco station KPIX-TV.
The settlement is expected to be confirmed by San Francisco supervisors in future hearings.
Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno walked into a police station on Dec. 2, 2015, to recover his stolen car.
When he left the station, he was immediately taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
A document from federal immigration authorities released by his attorneys indicates that a San Francisco police officer directly contacted ICE and told them where to find Figueroa-Zarceno, the man's attorneys and representatives said.
The incident, which led to the two-month detention of Figueroa-Zarceno, could be a violation of so-called "sanctuary city" policies placing limits on local law enforcement's ability to cooperate with immigration officials, according to his attorneys.
Figueroa-Zarceno, a native of El Salvador with a fiancee who is a U.S. citizen and an 8-year-old daughter, was released Feb. 3, 2016.Read More . . . .