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Baca Reverses Policy On Illegal Immigrant Arrests

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will no longer transfer illegal immigrants to federal custody after arrests for minor offenses.

12/06/2012

Protesters with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) hold signs as they march during an anti Secure Communities program demonstration on August 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The demonstrators were picketing in front of St. Anne's Residential Facility, where Homeland Security advisory council's Task Force on Secure Communities was holding a hearing.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hundreds Protest Fingerprinting Program That Leads To Deportations

About 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/15/2011

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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.

06/10/2011

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

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.

06/07/2011

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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”.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/06/2011

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Fingerprinting Effort Nets 65,000 Immigration Arrests Statewide

A 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.

02/25/2011

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