I can't even make this up at this point. California (from here on out referred to as Commiefornia) literally settled with an illegal immigrant who was reported to Federal Authorities for $192,000.
No, that's not a typo, one hundred and ninety-two thousand dollars was paid to a federal criminal who broke the law.
As if it's not bad enough that Commiefornia chooses to evade Federal Law and even encourage criminals to violate it by having Sanctuary Cities, to begin with, this has to blow the mind of hard working men and women all across the country and especially immigrants who chose to follow the law and come to America legally.
After a lawsuit was made by an illegal immigrant; San Francisco chose to settle for $192k to an illegal immigrant who says his “undocumented” status was reported to ICE officers and he felt violated.
To add icing to the cake, the city of San Francisco was just fine with this. John Coté, a spokesman for the Office of San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, said that “San Francisco has strong policies in place to encourage victims and witnesses to report crimes without fear of being deported, which include our sanctuary ordinance. These policies are designed to foster respect and trust between law enforcement and residents to ensure our communities are safe. The City, including the Police Department, remain committed to them.”
Coté went in to insist that “this proposed settlement is a fair resolution for all of the parties involved.” Shocking I know, but Commiefornia has clearly lost its damn mind at this point. Absolutely heretical.
The backstory of this case begins when Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno went to the San Francisco Police Department on Dec. 2, 2015 to pick up his car which was stolen from him and then recovered. When he exited the building he was immediately arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
In a statement by the attorneys representing Figueroa-Zarceno’s, they wrote, “A San Francisco cop was in direct communication with ICE agents to inform them of the illegal immigrant’s status and whereabouts. The alleged contact between local and federal authorities precipitated two months of detention for Figueroa-Zarceno, an apparent contravention of sanctuary city polices that prevent cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities.”
The illegal immigrant, Figueroa-Zarceno, was from El Salvador, engaged to a U.S. citizen, and has an eight-year-old daughter. He was released from detention on Wednesday.
Figueroa-Zarceno, spoke publicly via an interpreter, describing being harassed as he began to leave the station. He says he was then handcuffed and brought in for interrogation. He then claims that he was asked no questions but was subsequently released through the side exit of the building, where he was immediately arrested by an ICE agent.
Since 1989 San Francisco has been a sanctuary city, a controversial status that prevents police from enforcing federal immigration laws. As recently as 2013 the city broadened its sanctuary status with an ordinance entitled “Due Process for All” which limited police further by preventing officers from detaining illegal immigrants unless they were charged with a serious crime.
Federal ICE officials have confirmed the detention if the man but had no further comment on documents released that suggest communication between local and federal authorities.
Sgt. Michael Andraychak of the San Francisco Police Department confirmed that the then Police Chief Greg Suhr told San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee that Figueroa-Zarceno “never should have been taken into custody by ICE agents after being released from Southern Police Station.”
“It is the policy of the San Francisco Police Department to foster trust and cooperation with all people of the City and to encourage them to communicate with SFPD officers without fear of inquiry regarding their immigration status.” the statement continued.
The Police Department is now investigating to ensure that no violations of their own or the state's policies and procedures occurred. The statement said “there will be serious consequences” if such violations are found to have been made.
With that said, do any illegal immigrants want to make a deal? Come here illegally and I'll personally drive you to San Francisco then report you. After you're freed I'll hire you an attorney and when you win the settlement of $192,000 for breaking the law in the first place we can split it.