San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom, backed by Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Shorenstien, vowed Sunday to maintain San Francisco as a sanctuary for immigrants and do everything he can to discourage federal authorities from conducting immigration raids.
So, does Plumpjacks hire illegal immigrants like Nancy Pelosi’s winery and restaurants? You know the Pelosi family is a little worried about a raid on their luxury Napa hotel and spa or chain of Piati restaurants. So they have to pay minimum wage and hire real Americans for a change. It must be hurting the bottom line a bit.
Plumpjack’s restaurant and wine lable have a Newsom connection through billionaires Getty and Shorenstien. They better clean up their payroll before the next raid.
Ever wonder why the San Francisco Chronicle doesn’t do their own investigations into Pelosi’s and Newsom’s hiring practices?
The mayor cannot stop federal authorities from making arrests, Newsom told about 300 mostly Latino members of St. Peter’s Church and other religious groups supporting immigrants. But no San Francisco employee will help with immigration enforcement.
“I will not allow any of my department heads or anyone associated with this city to cooperate in any way shape or form with these raids,” Newsom declared. “We are a sanctuary city, make no mistake about it.”
The Board of Supervisors first declared San Francisco a “sanctuary city” in 1989. The designation, which many U.S. cities across the country took on during the 1980s, has no legal meaning.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have since May 2006 conducted raids across the country, including arrests in San Rafael, Oakland, Richmond, San Pablo, Santa Clara and other cities across the Bay area. Immigration officials have said they were executing arrest warrants for immigrants who had committed crimes or were in the country illegally and had ignored final deportation orders.
In the course of serving deportation warrants, the officials said, other people whom officers suspected of being illegal immigrants were questioned and then arrested. Of at least 65 Marin County residents arrested in March, for example, just five had been ordered deported.
The raids, many of which conducted at private homes before dawn and some of which caught up legal immigrants and even citizens, have created an uproar in the Bay Area.