Hearing on Youth Immigrant Policy

March 4, 2010

On Thursday, March 4, at 10:30am, the San Francisco
Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee
Thurs. March 4, 2010, 10:30a.m.
SF City Hall, Room 263

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee will hold a hearing at city hall to discuss why City Attorney Herrera is not implementing the Board-enacted youth immigrant policy. The San Francisco Immigrant Rights Defense Committee, of which the NLGSF is a member, hopes to use the occasion to advocate for implementation.

The Board of Supervisors passed the new policy by a veto-proof majority in November 2009. The deadline for implementation was February 9 but Herrera has still not advised the Juvenile Probation Department to implement the new policy. Youth in San Francisco are still being reported to ICE simply upon arrest.

The first half hour of the hearing will be a closed session from 10 to 10:30am, then at 10:30am the meeting will open up to testimony from supporters of the immigrant youth policy.

The event will be televised, and there should be good press turnout generally. Spread the word to anyone one who might speak persuasively (for a max of 2-3 min).

Please come to this event and/or submit questions if you can. It would be great to get some testimony from Guild members.