As we gear up for the next vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Pangea is still in celebratory mode with all the community members and advocates who came together to move the SF Due Process Ordinance forward. While amendments were introduced to the original blanket policy, they are very narrow and will only affect few members of the community, if any. The full text of the Due Process Ordinance with Amendments, which was passed unanimously, is available here and on the SF Board of Supervisors website.
In sum the policy prohibits law enforcement officials from detaining individuals on the basis of a civil immigration detainer after they become eligible for release from custody, except for individuals who have a prior conviction for a violent felony within a certain period of time, and are currently being charged with a violent felony.
The second and final round of voting on this law will take place on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Here are the details:
What: 2nd and Final Vote by the SF Board of Supervisors on the Due Process Ordinance (full text of the version passed on Tues. 9/24 is available here)
When : Tuesday, October 1st @ 2-6pm -- the vote will occur around 2-4pm, followed by Celebration and Food until about 6pm
Where : City Hall, Room 250, the Legislative Chamber (CityHall is located at: 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl, SF, CA 94102)
What happens after this vote? Mayor Ed Lee will either sign the policy into law or veto it. However, he has publicly stated that he supports the Ordinance
Please come out, support, and celebrate this historic time with us on October 1st!