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Image SFIIP Eng ExecSummSan Francisco Immigrant Integration Project 2014

SFILEN conducted a two-year community research effort, the San Francisco Immigrant Integration Project. The goal of the Integration Project was to engage a  broad range of stakeholders on immigrant integration issues, to document the unique needs of  the immigrant community, and to propose relevant policies and practices for meaningful integration.

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Sheriff’s department to help some undocumented immigrants obtain visas Sheriff’s department to help some undocumented immigrants obtain visas

Sheriff’s department to help some undocumented immigrants obtain visas

Last year, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi stopped honoring requests from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to hold undocumented inmates in jail longer just because they’re not in the country legally.

Now, Mirkarimi is taking it a step further — actually helping some undocumented jail inmates obtain special visas to stay in the country legally.

To read full article:
http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2015/02/24/sheriffs-department-to-help-some-undocumented-immigrants-obtain-visas/