LA To Withdraw From Program Sharing Arrestees’ Fingerprints With Homeland Security

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has voted 11-1 to support state efforts to withdraw from a Homeland Security program that requires fingerprints of arrestees to be shared with immigration agents.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta Reports

Tuesday’s vote adds Los Angeles to a growing list of cities and states questioning whether the Secure Communities program is eroding trust between immigrants and police.

Several states have withdrawn from the program. The California Assembly has voted to withdraw. A Senate vote is pending.

The city’s chief legislative analyst says nearly 70 percent of people deported under the program have no convictions or were accused of minor offenses.

The program allows immigration agents to check fingerprints of arrestees against Homeland Security records and take action.

»RELATED STORY: Parks: LAPD Immigration Checks Would Erode Community Trust

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  • duh

    Round 2 for comments UFC!

    Let the fray begin!

  • Jeff

    California will now be the leading state for all the illegal aliens from Mexico.
    If your a terrorist stop by also.
    (Except for us citizens)

    • Stop Illegal Immigration!

      So true, Jeff! So very true! :(

  • Todd

    Another way of making it easier and more attractive for illegal aliens to enter the state with no repercussions. The L.A. city council is a disgrace; constantly pandering to illegal aliens that have no business being here. I also love how CBS tried to pluck the heartstrings by writing that many of those deported had “no convictions” or those for “minor offenses.” Oh, you mean except for that whole crossing the border illegally thing? I am so tired of being considered a second-class citizen in MY country. Absolutely insane that this garbage is continually allowed to happen.

    • Stop Illegal Immigration!

      Well said, Todd. I second your opinions.

  • Sick

    WHAT ABOUT MAKING IT SAFER FOR CITIZENS???? Maybe if the council stood up to these hoodlums who break the law, we wouldn’t have to deal with this issue!

    Sick of government being MORE concerned about illegals rights than citizens rights. Time to ban together and demand some action. Let’s vote these people OUT.
    I, for one, am tired of paying for them.

  • Ron

    Well, maybe when the illegal immigrant criminals, connected with the MEXICAN MAFIA, start KILLING the Democratic voters that live in their neighborhoods, the other Democratic voters will finally wake up and stop voting for the corrupt politicians, that always vote for the erosion of necessary protections. for the innocent LEGAL U.S. citizens.

    Time to CLEAN house of the corrupt Democratic politicians and UNIONS.

  • Guillermo

    This is a blatant violation of section 834b of the California Penal Code, which is a law even stricter than Arizona’s, which has been on the books for years. Google it.

  • Tom

    If it weren’t for the illegal emigrants where would the city council get its mine blowing drugs that they obviously take?

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    […] The Los Angeles City Council has voted eleven-1 to help state efforts to withdraw from a Homeland Safety plan that requires fingerprints of arrestees to be shared with immigration agents. CBS Los Angeles […]

  • Earl

    When did we secede from the Union?Stupid politicians with their own agenda.

  • Really

    Our state is going to hell in a handbasket. This just shows what side California’s bread is buttered on, and the overt position of not wanting to enforce state immigration laws or cooperate with federal authorities. I thought I would never say this about Cali, but is truly disgusting.

    • Really

      I meant just immigration laws as it is a federal issue, but I wish it wasn’t either.

  • Justin

    Oh these disgusting racist comments yet the first to hire day laborers to work on their house for cheap wages and the first to hire daycare for their children. OH and one other thing do you all want fresh decent priced produce in your supermarkets? Keep up the hate by all means! Truly Sad!

    • Todd

      Justin, why is it racist that I have a problem with people illegally entering the United States? It is not about race, it is about the rule of law. You and others like to play the race card to try and draw attention from the fact that these people broke federal law.

    • Ron

      Justin, if you have children or a wife, let’s see how important those day laborers, cheap day care and cheap produce in grocery stores is to you, if anyone in your extended family, gets RAPED, MAIMED or KILLED, by any of these CRIMINAL illegals.

      That would be TRULY SAD !!!!

  • Bobby

    This morning I went to sign my dogs up for welfare. At first the lady said,
    “Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare.” So I explained to her that my dogs
    are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging
    clue who their Daddys are. They expect me to feed them, provide them with
    housing and medical care. So she looked in her policy book to see what it takes
    to qualify. My dogs get their first checks Friday.

    Damn, this is a great country.

  • going back

    I guess california is being given back to mexico. The legals should start breaking laws too.. dont renew your license, dont have auto insurance, and just dont care….the law makers dont so why should we. If its ok for the illegals then its ok for the rest of us.

  • Rick Geller

    These elected officials must be on drugs! LISTEN CAREFULLY LA COUNTY SUPERVISORS, ” BEING IN THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALY IS AGAINST THE LAW” WHAT PART OF THAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND! If stupidity was painful every elected offical in this country would be in the hospital. Los Angeles is as big a toilet as the whole country of mexico, and it is due to these so called supervisors! RECALL,RECALL,RECALL

  • Rick Geller

    P.S. To the county supervisors, make sure and keep going after the medical marijuana dispensaries! Complete Idiots

  • ame

    Racist morons. I take it all of you are native americans??? And just for your information RON, whites, blacks, europeans, and asians are also in jail for murder, rape and other crimes,such a racist moron. Always looking for a scapegoat. I guess Charles Manson was mexican too. Because according to your peanut brains only mexicans can commit crimes. Other races are as pure as snow and incapable of doing so. What plastic bubble do you live in? The time I was robbed at gun point was by an african-american male not a mexican. But I guess you’re going to argue and say he was mexican too. Idiots!!!!!

  • Ron

    Ame, you are the IDIOT.

    All those other races ARE fingerprinted, as I would be, if I was arrested. So why should the ILLEGALS, that are here in the U.S. illegally, NOT BE FINGERPRINTED, you bleeding heart LIBERAL !!! By YOUR way of thinking, we should EXEMPT ILLEGAL immigrant criminals from fingerprinting.

    Well maybe next time YOU ARE robbed, raped, maimed or killed, it just might be one of those ILLEGALS that YOU and the CORRUPT politicians EXEMPTED.

    It is ignorant people like YOU, that have ruined our once GREAT country. Pack your bags and MOVE south of the border.


    Sorry Ron, its not easy for Ame to pick up and move to Mexico, there are laws that prohibit such a thing, and Mexico has the strictest. It’s a mandatory year in jail, fines, and if you survive the jail time you are deported, fingerprinted and you’re permanently tagged. you’ll never re offend. I think we should adopt their immigration laws.

    • Ron

      ABSOLUTELY, we need laws like that !!! How ironic is that?

  • Lasuniverse

    First off not allowing this is discrimination…fight it out in the courts. You would fingerprint me and search my name and prints every time you came by me again. Every time I called you you would look me up on the computer to see what I had been up to….by not doing that to illegals is RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

    How dare you. You are MY country and you are here to PROTECT me and mine. My family has fought for you and bled for you and protected you now do the same. How dare you allow these criminals to be protected. Mr. Mayor and friends….you make me sick.

    • Ron


      I don’t live in L.A., but voters may want to find out who the one sensible person is(11-1 vote)that voted against the council majority and RECALL everyone else. L.A. and our State of California, just keeps getting more and more CORRUPT.

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