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San Mateo County Sheriff's Office ends ICE transfers, effective immediately

Original post made on Nov 10, 2021

Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said Tuesday that his department will end release transfer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a decision that comes amid public backlash.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 5:14 PM

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Posted by We Are The People
a resident of Menlo Park
on Nov 10, 2021 at 12:44 pm

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We are a Nation of "Laws".
People commit crimes and then they want Sympathy.
What is wrong with this picture?
Ms Melendez did not mention why Her Husband was arrested in the 1st place?
If it were for the "Color of his skin" They should be filing for discrimination?
There are NO "Rights" that come along with entering the
United States, unless its for "Asylums"?
We the People of The United States are entitled to all "Protection" that are necessary?
Knowing who is within Our Borders is one of them. Law Enforcement
have enough problems already with the "Homegrown" violators.
Right off the bat, entering the USA wrongly, is a tell tale sign of future habits & involvements. I would carry this over also, to the People that "Aid and Abet".
California is "Sanctuary State".
Am all for ALL LEGAL IMMIGRATION. Not in keeping People here that will add burdens to My Tax Dollars eventually.
Not All "Undocumented" violators entering are from "Mexico". Ever been hit by an Undocumented DUI Driver from Honduras? Then within 15 months another DUI Driver?

Its too bad that Our Leaders in Charge were pressured by a (crowd) in backing down, with helping to enforce the laws?
Advocates for the Hispanics are very STRONG. They follow a "Blueprint". which is very successful.
What next? Crowds showing up at Bail Hearings to allow "Low Level" crimes out on "No Bail"? Only to have them reoffend? ......Oops, that's already being done.
"No Bail" would be alright, but NOT for the reoffenders!


Posted by Lillian Davis
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Nov 10, 2021 at 1:09 pm

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ICE is merely doing its job by detaining & deporting those who are here illegally and if they are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, these individuals should either be incarcerated in the state penitentiary system or sent back to their native country...no questions asked.

A sanctuary 'catch & release' criminal policy towards undocumented immigrants is merely an endorsement promoting further illegal immigration and crime.

And Biden's proposed $450K bonus to illegal immigrants is doing our country a major disservice.

Before any undocumented immigrants receive such payments, legitimate American citizens should be the first in line to receive them.

Lastly, the only way to avoid such policy failures is to prevent any more people from crossing the border illegally.

America is no longer a land of opportunity except for illegal aliens and refugees who should focus on strengthening & rebuilding their own countries rather than weakening ours.


Posted by Hinrich
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 10, 2021 at 5:37 pm

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Bolanos - and the County - are not in charge of our national immigration policy. He is required to uphold the Constitution which gives immigration policy to the Federal government not use the privilege of his office to push his own agenda. Is Bolanos, a Latino, favoring Latinos over what’s best for Americans and the rule of law? When did we give sheriffs the right to decide which laws they will enforce? It seems that officials are increasingly pushing their own agendas and that is not the government of the people we are supposed to have. Bolanos is trying to hide illegals. This isn’t law enforcement, it’s Bolanos breaking the law for his own ideas - that is wrong. Protecting illegals who may fear discovery by law enforcement is breaking the law and ultimately, that doesn’t help anyone.


Posted by Martha Dogood
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 10, 2021 at 5:57 pm

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Great comment Lillian!

“America is no longer a land of opportunity except for illegal aliens and refugees who should focus on strengthening & rebuilding their own countries rather than weakening ours.”

Absolutely right! Also for all those that spout off on “diversity” we are best off protecting the diversity of cultures and peoples by focusing on how all countries can be self sufficient without desperate need of exporting their people as impoverished unskilled refugees.

Also, the only way to be strong for others is to first be strong yourself. America needs to rediscover Americanism and all this means - assimilation of LEGAL immigrants into full understanding of our Constitution and common values of rule of law, hard work, self responsibility, and loyalty to USA (and your fellow Americans).

Once we rediscover these values and rebuild our broken culture, then we can better help the Haitis and Guatemalas of the world so they too can sustain their own unique cultures. America is not here to solve the world’s problems, we are here to be Americans and realize our full potential as a culture and people under the eyes of God, and under a rule of law guided by our Constitution.

Sheriff Bolanos: please read the Constitution and current Fed immigration law. Although the Biden regime is lawless this does not mean you should do the same. Be American!


Posted by Fritzie Blue
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 10, 2021 at 9:03 pm

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How have we devolved into picking and choosing laws to follow? When did this become accepted practice? Are we citizens expected to just put up or shut up? I weep for the future of our beautiful state, with this issue and so many others.


Posted by Jesse Bream
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 11, 2021 at 3:10 pm

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An Open Door policy to all immigrants claiming refugee status has got to end.

America is still recovering from the pandemic and a weakened economy.

And we cannot afford to accommodate everyone who wants to live here.

No different than some Palo Alto residents putting their foot down on further housing development.


Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 11, 2021 at 9:13 pm

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Having criminals get released after finishing all (or part) of their sentences and being deported by ICE if they’re illegally in this particular country makes clear sense to me.
Our politicians - instead - rewarding these criminals by inviting them to STAY in this country afterwards makes no sense at all!
Whatever happened to common sense?
Whatever happened to prioritizing the public safety of legal citizens and legal residents!?
Why should illegal aliens take priority over us?
Citizens need to get involved with government and politics more - and to realize what our current non-representatives are doing.


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