Drug Dealers Going Free Under San Francisco Sanctuary Law

Can you say criminal obstruction?

Drug Dealers Going Free Under San Francisco Sanctuary Law
Tuesday , July 01, 2008

A sanctuary ordinance in San Francisco is protecting young drug dealers from federal deportation in what a U.S. prosecutor is calling a “gaming of the system” for illegal immigrants.

The San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department has been shipping underage crack dealers to group homes in an effort to shield them from the feds under the city’s 1989 “City of Refuge” ordinance, which prohibits city employees from informing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents of illegal immigrants.

Up until last month, the department flew the drug dealers back to their home countries without informing ICE agents. But now, after being sent to the group homes under the new policy, the youths just run away.

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Click here to read about the drug dealers’ escape.

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