Great news for a lot of undocumented immigrant who are worried about being separated from their family.
On Monday Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck said LAPD has no intention to change stance on immigration enforcement, in spite of Donald Trump’s promise to deport 2-3 million undocumented immigrant In his first 100 days at the White House.
For more then 35 years, police officers in Los Angeles area not allowed to initiate contact with a person simply to determine their legal status in the country. During Beck’s tenure, LAPD ceased from bringing those of minor crimes to federal custody.
“I don’t intend on doing anything different,” said Beck. “We are not going to engage in law enforcement activities solely based on somebody’s immigration status. We are not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation efforts. That is not our job, nor will I make it our job.”
Weighing in also on the issue on Monday was The Denver Police Department saying it has not participated on these type of matters in the past.
“Immigration enforcement is handle at the federal level, not by local law enforcement,” Denver Police spokesman Doug Schulman stated. “The Denver Police Department has not participated in those enforcement efforts in the past and will not be involved in the future.”
Trump was interviewed on “60 minutes” and he promised to deport millions of undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes.
Donald Trump also threatened those “sanctuary cities ” who do not cooperate with cutting down on federal aid.