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News, The Snitch Sheriff Michael Hennessey to Give Illegal Immigrants a Break

Sheriff Michael Hennessey to Give Illegal Immigrants a Break

Today we woke up to the news that Sheriff Michael Hennessey has found a loophole in the federal fingerprinting program that identifies illegal immigrants in the county jail. And as of June 1, Hennessey will no longer hold illegal immigrants…
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News, The Snitch Ammiano Bill to Change State's Involvement In ICE Fingerprinting Program

Ammiano Bill to Change State's Involvement In ICE Fingerprinting Program

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced a glut of controversial and liberal legislation in the last week, including lowering the penalty for growing pot. And now San Francisco's comedian-turned-politician has stepped into the mired debate around a federal fingerprinting program, called …
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News, The Snitch Washington First State To Spurn Feds' Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program

Washington First State To Spurn Feds' Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program

Washington State just did what San Francisco tried so hard to do but ultimately failed at: It gave the metaphorical finger to Secure Communities, the controversial fingerprinting program that identifies illegal immigrants picked up by local police.Washington became the first…
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News, The Snitch So You *Can* Opt Out of Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program. Will S.F. Be Allowed?

So You *Can* Opt Out of Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program. Will S.F. Be Allowed?

​ Local officials are awaiting a response to San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey's letter yesterday, which once again asked federal immigration officials to allow San Francisco to opt out of the fingerprint ID program that targets illegal immigrants booked into…
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