Op-Ed by Jeff Adachi

The recent news stories criticizing the city’s juvenile probation department for sending undocumented children home instead of handing them over to the federal immigration authorities has ignited a firestorm of negative attacks.

However, the stories missed a key fact: the city’s practice of transporting youth home was enacted with the full knowledge and cooperation of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 12 years ago.

Read the rest of Jeff Adachi’s op-ed, printed in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 16, 2008, here.