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San Mateo County sheriff, immigration rights activists go head-to-head at TRUTH Act forum

Original post made on Nov 3, 2021

A group of residents and local advocates will gather on Wednesday to protest the voluntary transfer of convicted immigrants by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to federal immigration officials.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 11:40 AM

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Posted by pearl
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on Nov 3, 2021 at 2:20 pm

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Posted by Thoughtful
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on Nov 3, 2021 at 4:44 pm

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Pearl is correct.

Not only do we have an immigrant who came here illegally (crime #1), we have an illegal immigrant who then committed a crime while here (crime #2). These are not the types of immigrants we want in this country. Deport them.

If some people want an open border, they should try to garner the votes to make that happen. It's highly unlikely they will be successful. But then arguing that immigration policies should not be enforced when someone is here illegally amounts to the same open border policy, just shrouded in a lot of emotionally-charged politics of shame to avoid the basic underlying issue: do we have borders, with controls over immigrants who come in, or not?

Legal immigrants who can add value to this country are welcome. People who come here illegally, and especially people who continue to break our laws once they are here illegally, should not be.


Posted by pearl
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on Nov 3, 2021 at 6:36 pm

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Thank you, Thoughtful, I'm in total agreement.


Posted by Resident
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on Nov 4, 2021 at 5:56 am

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Maybe instead of protesting a legal, and community protective step taken by Sheriff Bolanos, Sarah Lee and Miosotti Tenecora could spend the day sponsoring (in their own homes) and finding more sponsors to provide housing for these convicted criminals in their communities. I have an odd feeling that neither protest leader lives in places like East Palo or Fair Oaks.


Posted by Enough
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on Nov 4, 2021 at 9:28 pm

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Sorry but based on this article the people referred to ICE were convicted of a felony that was violent in nature. The keyword being CONVICTED. I think it is safe to say convicted felons are more likely to commit another felony that a person that has never been convicted. Given that nature of the crimes these individuals were convicted of I think it is in the best interest of the community to deport those convicted felons. Lee and Tenecora are trying to protect people convicted of sexual assault against children, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon? Why?


Posted by MenloVoter.
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on Nov 5, 2021 at 7:31 am

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Enough:

good question. Because they don't care these people were convicted felons here illegaly? That's the logical conclusion.


Posted by Hmmm
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on Nov 8, 2021 at 1:02 pm

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I’m no fan of Sheriff Bolanos, but there’s nothing wrong with handing over felons, especially violent ones. We can’t lose the important distinctions between documented immigrants, undocumented immigrants and documented and undocumented immigrants who commit serious crimes. Documented immigrants would get deported for serious crimes so of course it stands to reason that undocumented ones will and should continue to be deported.

Warren Slocum should be ashamed of pandering to those who can’t vote and voters who refuse to make these important distinctions. Their willful ignorance does not get to dictate the rule of law. If you’re in his district let him know you’d thoughts on this.


Posted by MenloVoter.
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on Nov 8, 2021 at 3:30 pm

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Hmmm:

well said.


Posted by Hmmm
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on Nov 9, 2021 at 4:51 pm

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Thanks, Menlo Voter. I should’ve taken action on my position. Now that the sheriff has caved I’m wondering how this will all play out. Will ICE still show up to pick up the serious offenders? IIRC the feds can still pick up the baddies but they have to somehow find another way to get the release date, then show up, wait outside the jail and take them into custody?


Posted by MenloVoter.
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on Nov 9, 2021 at 7:49 pm

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Hmmm:

that's why they need cooperation from local law enforcement.


Posted by Enough
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on Nov 10, 2021 at 9:56 am

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I suspect that ICE will get notified one way or another on felony prisoner release dates and times, at least I hope so. The Sherriff does not have to notify ICE officially or hold the person for pickup. But if ICE is told that a prisoned it being released at Noon on a certain day they can just come and take them into custody as they walk out the door. I believe release dates and times are public record, but maybe someone can confirm that?

By not getting these convicted felons off the street the Sherriff is just making the community less safe, if people feel less safe they do things like move or buy a gun to feel safer. Is that really what we want?