HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » California (Group) » Secure Communities is opt...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:24 AM

Secure Communities is optional, Harris says

SAN FRANCISCO California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told local law enforcement agencies Tuesday that they were not obligated to comply with a federal program whose stated goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes.

It was Harris' first public assessment of Secure Communities. Under the program launched in 2008, all arrestees' fingerprints are sent to immigration officials, who may ask police and sheriff's departments to hold suspects for up to 48 hours after their scheduled release so they can be transferred to federal custody.---

---

"Secure Communities has not held up to what it aspired to be," Harris said. The law enforcement bulletin she issued Tuesday stated that "immigration detainer requests are not mandatory, and each agency may make its own decision" about whether to honor them.

---

"I want that rape victim to be absolutely secure that if she waves down an officer in a car that she will be protected and not fear that she's waving down an immigration officer," Harris said

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-secure-communities-20121205,0,1674187.story

2 replies, 729 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Secure Communities is optional, Harris says (Original post)
bemildred Dec 2012 OP
ROBROX Dec 2012 #1
bemildred Dec 2012 #2

Response to bemildred (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:54 PM

1. FORWARD INTO A BETTER FUTURE

 

Nobody should have to fear the law. It is those who are power hungry who should not be in the law. The west coast seems to want to protect those who are not privileged. I know from California history every 20 years there was one minority which was selected by the white man to be hurt. Now that us minorities are strong enough to fight the white people they want to divide the state and begin their own kingdom. I am not ready to give them anything but true justice.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:30 AM

2. Baca shifts course on compliance with deportation program

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has reversed his support for a controversial deportation program, announcing Wednesday that he will not comply with federal requests to detain suspected illegal immigrants arrested in low-level crimes.

The sheriff's dramatic turnaround came a day after California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris issued a legal directive advising that compliance with the requests is discretionary, not mandatory.

Until then, Baca had insisted that he would honor the requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold some defendants for up to 48 hours. He was an outspoken opponent of the Trust Act, which would have required California law enforcement officials to disregard the requests in many cases, declaring that he would defy the measure if it passed.

Baca has also been sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for allegedly denying bail to immigration detainees.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-baca-immigration-20121206,0,6431789.story

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread