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Baca Reverses Policy On Illegal Immigrant ArrestsThe Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will no longer transfer illegal immigrants to federal custody after arrests for minor offenses.
Hundreds Protest Fingerprinting Program That Leads To DeportationsAbout 200 people walked out of a meeting by a federal government task force Monday in protest over a program that gives immigration officials access to the fingerprints of arrestees.
SoCal Democrats Urge Brown To Reject Immigration Fingerprinting Plan The political backlash against "Secure Communities" continues to grow in the wake of the city council vote this week to support state legislation that would allow local jurisdictions to opt-out.
LA To Withdraw From Program Sharing Arrestees' Fingerprints With Homeland SecurityThe 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.
Parks: LAPD Immigration Checks Would Erode Community Trust City Councilman Bernard Parks says local governments shouldn't have to compensate for the U.S. government failing to "secure the borders".
Fingerprinting Effort Nets 65,000 Immigration Arrests StatewideA program designed to cross-check the immigration status of every person arrested in California with a U.S. database is now in place in every county.
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