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San Francisco sheriff ’embarrassed,’ apologizes for letting ICE interview inmates

San Francisco sheriff ’embarrassed,’ apologizes for letting ICE interview inmates

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy apologized Monday after her department allowed Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to interview two inmates, SF Gate reports.

California sanctuary law prohibits cooperation with federal immigration agents restricting or barring their access to inmates who ICE may be seeking to deport.

San Francisco Sheriff’s Department policy also forbids most communication between the department and ICE.

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department doesn’t have those forms because it has a blanket policy to restrict ICE access.

Sheriff’s officials said that two ICE agents visited separate San Francisco jails and were granted access to speak to inmates in interview rooms.

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