LAPD ORDERED TO STOP TURNING OVER SOME ARRESTED UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS TO ICE

According to an article on latimes.com:  “Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck stepped into the national immigration debate Thursday, announcing that hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested by his officers each year in low-level crimes would no longer be turned over to federal authorities for deportation.”

This is a step in the right direction.  Generalized fear of police by a large population is endangers the community.  It discourages reporting of serious crimes or other suspicious activities by these individuals.  The concept of “community policing” has proven to be effective and engagement by those served by a particular department is key to making us all safer.

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About 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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