An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador could soon be $190,000 richer — because he was turned over to immigration authorities in violation of sanctuary city laws.
Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno sued the city of San Francisco on January 17 after he said he was unjustly detained for two months in December 2015. His $190,000 settlement was introduced in court Tuesday and is expected to be confirmed in future hearings, according to KPIX 5.
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Figueroa-Zarceno, 33, said San Francisco breached its sanctuary city ordinance when police officers turned him over to U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after he tried to report a stolen car, the San Francisco Examiner reported.
Officers at the station detained Figueroa-Zarceno after running his name and finding a civil deportation order dating to
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