Los Angeles, CA. The pros and cons of local police enforcing U. S. immigration law is the topic of a FREE eight (8) minute video news blog debate between Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona and the LAPD officials who developed the controversial Special Order 40, which prohibits Los Angeles Police officers from asking if a person is in the country legally. Available 24/7, on demand as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™
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Officials Explain Their Policies:
Participating in the debate is Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, LAPD Chief Daryl Gates (ret) and two former Presidents of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Edith Perez and Rick Caruso who defend the LAPD Special Order 40, enacted by Gates in 1979.
L.A. Officials Blame Lack of Resources:
These officials offer their explanations for non-enforcement of U. S. Immigration laws, citing lack of resources and fear that illegal immigrants will not report crimes or serve as witnesses if police officers are enforcing immigration laws.
Orange County to Train Deputies for Enforcement:
Sheriff Mike Carona describes the new Orange County Department’s program to cross-train, and cross-deputize Deputies so they can enforce U. S. immigration laws. This will allow them to have access to the Federal criminal database with the expectation they will arrest and prosecute criminal illegal aliens who return to the U. S. after deportation.