By Steven Tavares.
A resolution that falls short of declaring BART a so-called sanctuary for undocumented riders, but is instead labeled a “safety transit policy” was nearly unanimously approved by the BART Board of Directors Thursday.
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The original resolution, first proposed by BART Board Directors Lateefah Simon in February, was refashioned to omit any references to “sanctuary cities.” Some board directors feared the transit authority’s oversized reliance on federal funding could be targeted by the Trump administration if the phrase was included in the resolution.
In its place is a resolution that says BART will not allocate any funding or resourcing to the enforcement of federal immigration policy, prohibits employees or BART police from asking riders about their immigration status and withholds federal authorities access to
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