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Sat, 08 Apr 2017 13:00:00
Article by:
Sam Felsing
San Francisco Public Defence Jeff Adach vows to protect immigrant rights. Photo via Google images.
Immigration is a hot topic in the United States. The president just recently signed his second executive order in two months barring refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries from coming into the country, and the debate continues over the president’s plan to build a large wall along the U.S. southern border to keep Latin-American immigrants and others out of the country.  
    
San Francisco has decided to take a different approach to immigration than the president has done. Recently the city government joined forces with the San Francisco Interfaith Council to start an Immigration Defense Fund to better support nonprofit and community groups providing legal services for immigrant communities. The fund will help pay for citizenship and asylum services, legal council for unaccompanied minors, and defenses for people facing deportation, among other immigration-
protection efforts.
    
Mayor Lee also recently approved funding for three additional attorneys and one paralegal for the Public Defender’s office to handle immigrant matters, and has pledged $14 million over next two years to immigrant-related services in the city.
   
Learn more about these immigration efforts at http://sfmayor.org/, http://www.sfinterfaithcouncil.org/, or http://sfpublicdefender.org/.

 
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