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Immigrant Advocates File Complaint Against Daly City

Peg Hunter
Day 5 of "Month of Momentum" protests at ICE Headquarters in San Francisco.

UPDATE: 8/7/2019: Jose Armando Escobar-Lopez has been released from immigration detention

Since the start of August, activists have been protesting in front of San Francisco’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters. It's one of a month-long series of protests, part of what they’re calling the Month of Momentum, shedding light on ICE raids that happen in cities across the country.

Last week, immigrant advocates filed a complaint against Daly City claiming the police wrongfully handed over a man, Jose Armando Escobar-Lopez, to ICE, after a traffic stop. The group, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, part of the Asian Law Caucus, claims that Daly City breached SB-54, the California Values Act. The bill prohibits police from sharing immigration information with ICE. The city says it was an isolated incident and that they are reviewing their internal processes. Advocates say that’s not enough, and meanwhile Armando is still in ICE custody in Bakersfield awaiting possible deportation.

Angela Chan from the Asian Law Caucus tells us more.

Click the play button above to listen to the full interview.

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Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.