Tuesday, November 15, 2016

LAPD Chief Threatens to Defy Federal Law and Not Help Deport Illegals

This is the original headline of this story by the LA Times:  LAPD will not help deport immigrants under Trump, chief says

We're not trying to deport "immigrants".  It's illegal immigrants that are breaking Federal law.  And Los Angeles risks losing millions in Federal funds if they follow through with their threats not to comply with the law.  And LAPD cannot stop Feds from snatching people up inside LA. 

LA Time reports Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that he has no plans to change the LAPD’s stance on immigration enforcement, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people upon taking office.

For decades, the LAPD has distanced itself from federal immigration policies. The LAPD prohibits officers from initiating contact with someone solely to determine whether he or she is in the country legally, mandated by a special order signed by then-chief Daryl Gates in 1979. During Beck’s tenure as chief, the department stopped turning over people arrested for low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation and moved away from honoring federal requests to detain inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms.

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