FAIR: It's up to voters to change things in California

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

ICE arrests 2An immigration reform organization is calling the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to task for shielding more than 25,000 criminal illegal aliens from ICE apprehension.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva has announced that his department will no longer transfer illegal aliens to US Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) custody; ICE must now file a judicial warrant to transport an illegal alien from an LA county jail to its own custody. Last summer, the sheriff also warned illegal aliens of an ICE operation in the Los Angeles area and gave them tips for how to avoid federal immigration authorities.

"It should be shocking that even in a county as large as Los Angeles that you have 25,000 foreign criminals who shouldn't be in the country in the first place," comments Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "That says something right there. And then you add to that the fact that LA County had them in their sheriff's jail system and simply turned them loose rather than turn them over to ICE."

This is happening despite the fact that the state is facing a $54 billion budget deficit this year.

Mehlman

"Yet they're trying to give new benefits and services to illegal aliens," Mehlman laments. "They're willing to shield even criminal aliens from ICE, and a lot of people are fleeing California. It is obviously going to take the voting public and taxpaying public to make some changes."

Ultimately, he says, the people are responsible for the folks making policies in Sacramento and in the counties, so the voters and the taxpayers are the ones who need to stand up and say that enough is enough.

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