Mayor's Office: Supes' Veto Override on Immigrant Policy 'Cannot Take Effect'
|A crowd gathers around Supervisor David Campos after today's veto override|
Supervisor David Campos, the bill's chief sponsor, anticipated this response in his remarks before the vote on the ordinance, which passed 8-3 with Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier, Carmen Chu and Sean Elsbernd voting no. "It is unfortunate that we are at this point," Campos said. "It saddens and pains me to say that what we hear from the mayor is that he is going to ignore the democratic process that's been followed."
The ordinance directs city law-enforcement officials not to report undocumented juveniles to federal immigration authorities unless they have been convicted of a crime. Current city policy calls for them to be reported following their arrests, regardless of the outcome of the charges against them. Campos' legislation initially passed 8-2 by the full board last month.