In Wake Of Trump's New Immigration Directive, SF To Host 'Resisting Mass Deportation' Forum

Photo: wallyg/Flickr

By Camden Avery - Published on February 21, 2017.

Hot on the heels of today's sweeping new immigration enforcement directive from the Trump administration's Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco is set to host a citywide forum on resisting deportation.

As the New York Times reported this morning, the Department of Homeland Security's new directive, digested from an executive order to crack down on illegal immigrants, will usher in "a major shift in the way the agency enforces the nation’s immigration laws," including an expansion of the kinds of immigrants the federal government seeks to deport and the means of deportation available.

According to a press release from the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, tomorrow's afternoon forum will outline ways in which San Francisco's government and citizens can aid lawyers in preventing the deportation of undocumented people. For those unable to attend, it will also be available for viewing via livestream.

Livestream coverage of "Resisting Mass Deportation: A Community Forum."

Though San Francisco is a sanctuary city, the forum is intended to formally address rising local concerns about what lies in store for immigrants under a Trump administration. Last month, there was outrage in the local Hispanic community over an attempted Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in the Mission.

The forum's hosts are expected to include actor-activist Danny Glover; National Association of Immigration Judges president Hon. Dana Leigh Marks; District 1 supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer; Beto Martinez Nolasco, a formerly detained immigrant; Morrison Foerster senior counsel James Brosnahan; and San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi.

In an illustration of how seriously deportation policies could affect the city, the Examiner reported today that immigrants account for over a third of San Francisco's population, contributing over $7 billion in annual spending power to the city's economy.

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro gets second Shared Spaces street closure, Noe Street goes car-free this Sunday

SFMTA approved the Castro Merchants' request to close Noe Street between 16th and Market Streets and Beaver Street. Castro residents will be familiar with the footprint as it's the same one used for Castro Farmers' Market on Wednesdays. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Citing pressures of the pandemic, Haight Ashbury T-Shirts to close this winter after 43 years

After 43 years in business, the family-owned Upper Haight mainstay Haight Ashbury T-Shirts is closing permanently at the end of the year, citing the economic pressures of a pandemic that's killed virtually all tourist traffic to the neighborhood. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

Martin Yan’s Westfield Centre restaurant M.Y. China closes permanently

A lucrative location was rendered a terrible location when the pandemic hit, and Martin Yan’s namesake foray into shopping mall chic has closed. Read More

Nov 23, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Muni station elevator project delayed, Harvey Milk Plaza redesign slowly moves forward

Hoodline has learned that the construction of a new glass elevator at Castro Muni station and Harvey Milk Plaza (Market and Castro Streets) has been delayed until fall 2021. Read More