SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: A row of luxury homes are seen near the Golden Gate Bridge May 26, 2005 in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco, California. According to a study released Wednesday by San Francisco's First Republic Bank, the average luxury home in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is defined as homes with values above the $1 million, rose nearly 6 percent between the fourth quarter of 2004 and the first quarter of 2005 to an average of $2.7 million, up $329,000 from one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Immigration officials say they will consider San Francisco's request to pull out of a program that automatically sends them the fingerprints of arrested foreigners.
ICE rejected previous requests.
The sheriff sent a new letter Wednesday, and this time, ICE agreed to meet with the agencies involved to consider the option.
A document posted on ICE's website on Aug. 17 lays out a process by which a jurisdiction may opt out of the program before it is implemented.
Legal groups and immigrant advocates point to it as evidence that the program is voluntary.