Skip to comments.San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Pushing To Repeal Sanctuary City Policy?
Posted on 06/05/2018 10:34:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
San Francisco is one of the pusling, beating hearts of the #RESIST movement, right? I mean, we all know that. It’s a given. Or… maybe not?
The City by the Bay is preparing to elect a new mayor this year and candidates are lining up to prove their liberal, progressive bona fides to win over the voters. This is especially true when it comes to illegal immigration policy, where both the city and the state have been in a running battle with President Trump. But there’s one notable exception to the rule. One city attorney named Angela Alioto is running for mayor on a different platform. She wants to repeal some of the city’s sanctuary city laws. (CBS San Francisco)
In the controversial battle over San Franciscos sanctuary city policy, one mayoral candidate is arguing the system gives felons a free ride.
Currently, the citys policy makes it next to impossible to turn an illegal immigrant accused of violent felonies over to ICE. Next week, voters who disagree with that policy will be able to make their voice heard by backing one mayoral candidate.
Its where the far left goes so far left, theyre right, said San Francisco attorney and mayoral candidate Angela Alioto…
Its so out there. Who in the world would sit there and think, Lets protect murderers and rapists,’ said the mayoral hopeful.
So that’s just nuts, right? We’re talking about San Francisco here so Alioto is clearly toast and probably shouldn’t have bothered tossing her hat in the ring. Or is it actually all that crazy? Perhaps she’s paying a bit more attention to the actual feelings of the voters than the rest of the mayoral hopefuls. If so, she’s probably aware of a recent poll which shows that her prospective constituents actually don’t support the harsh restrictions on ICE cooperation and would like to see them removed.
In exclusive new Survey USA poll offered a stunning snapshot of where the Bay Area stands on immigration Monday, with the new numbers revealing that more local residents are backing President Trumps policies than you might think.
The KPIX 5 Survey USA Poll showed more than half of people support a key element of the Presidents immigration policy.
53 percent said local law enforcement should always contact federal authorities about illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes.
A majority of Bay area voters taking Trump’s side on the ICE cooperation question is surprising enough by itself. But even more shocking (at least to most folks in the media I imagine) is that, particularly when it comes to serious drug offenses, 70% of Hispanic voters want ICE to be informed and involved.
Even if Alioto doesn’t make it to City Hall, she may still be able to collect enough signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to repeal one Sanctuary City policy. Currently, local laws in San Francisco prevent the cops from holding an illegal alien for pickup by immigration enforcement unless:
And even if the illegal alien meets all three criteria they can’t be held for longer than 48 hours. This made for great politics and headlines for the former Mayor and the City Council, but those poll results I linked above indicate that the people of the city are not in favor of it. If the #RESIST movement loses San Francisco, this could be the beginning of the end.
She’s past mayor Joe Alioto’s daughter. Her last (married) name is really Veronesse.
I saw her on Tucker. Her other policies are far left. However she is right on this single issue.
Hard to tell what Baghdad by the Bay will do
Ms. Alioto is an old time dem just like her dad. Willing to compromise to get things down but still left of center. In SF she is considered just this side of Trump. She is a good campaigner and she does know politics
She’s actually for the sanctuary city stance but doesn’t want the criminals to fall under that protection.
At least that’s my takeaway from watching her on Tucker last night.
You mean as in, the bums going "Number 2" in the streets.
With their new water regulations, the whole state could become a big No. 2. Have diarrhea? Better go in the yard or in the neighbors flower bed.
Her chances are poor, but I’m voting for her today. Among four horrible frontrunners, she’s the least horrible.
Is this a first-past-the-post type election? If so, taking a contrary position to that held by most of the contenders can be a winning strategy. It seems that the pro-sanctuary vote could be split three ways.
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