The City of San Francisco and its taxpayers will have to pay out $190,000 to an undocumented immigrant after the city wrongfully detained him and called immigration on him, according to reports.
Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, a 33-year-old man from El Salvador, sued the city in January after the police department reported him to immigration in December 2015. The $190,000 payout is the result of a settlement.
Seriously, why is this allowed to happen? He was “wrongfully detained?” He’s in this country illegally… he broke the law. There was nothing “wrongful” about detaining a captured criminal. And calling immigration is exactly what should have been done.
Maybe it’s time for Federal funding to be cut off or at least cut down, because this was an unlawful waste of tax payer dollars to pay off a criminal who was angry about being detained.