According to an article in the LA Daily News:  “In an unusual twist on the national immigration debate, the city of Simi Valley sent a $40,000 bill Wednesday to a church harboring an undocumented immigrant after a protest there over the weekend prompted a police presence.”

Regardless of the underlying Church sheltering an undocumented alien issue, this looks like another local politician trying to make a name for himself using the issue of immigration.  How does a three hour protest that had between four and fifteen officers at any given time come out to $40,000?  That comes out to roughly $100 hourly per officer – maybe more.  Perhaps that’s what the city’s taxpayers should be looking into.  Just my two cents.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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