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LAPD Chief Says He Will Risk Federal Funding to Avoid Immigration Enforcement by Officers

January 31, 2017
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says he is willing to risk millions in federal funding, if President Trump decides to punish cities that don’t comply with federal immigration laws.

LAPD Officers Say They Won’t Enforce Immigration Laws

January 31, 2017
Detectives investigating crimes in Los Angeles say some witnesses are now uncooperative because of fear of Trump immigration policies.

FLEOA Applauds President Trump's Orders to Defund Sanctuary Cities and Augment Border Enforcement

January 27, 2017
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association released a statement in support of President Trump's latest immigration and border security executive orders empowering the Department of Homeland Security assets.

FOP Supports Trump Order on Sanctuary Cities

January 26, 2017
The nation’s largest police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, has issued a statement of support for President Trump’s action on sanctuary cities.

Governor to Seek Law to Remove TX Sheriffs Who Don't Help Immigration Officials

January 25, 2017
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he and other lawmakers will seek new laws to remove Texas sheriffs from office if they do not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials over the handling of individuals who are thought to be undocumented immigrants.

Trump Signs Directive to Start Border Wall With Mexico, Ramp Up Immigration Enforcement

January 25, 2017
President Trump signed a pair of executive actions Wednesday to begin ramping up immigration enforcement, including a new border wall with Mexico, vowing that construction on his chief campaign pledge would begin in months.

New San Francisco Sheriff Reverses Ban on Communicating with Immigration Agents

January 14, 2016
In one of her first acts in office, San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy plans to reverse her predecessor’s policy barring deputies at the city jail from communicating with federal immigration agents — a policy that came under fire last year after a man wanted for deportation was released from jail and then was accused of killing a woman on Pier 14.

Human Traffickers Found to Exploit U.S. Visas and Data-Sharing Failures

January 12, 2016
Human traffickers used fiancé and work visas to bring dozens of victims to the United States, exploiting a lack of data sharing between immigration offices within the Department of Homeland Security, according to the agency's internal watchdog.

San Francisco's First Female Sheriff Plans to Improve Ties in Criminal Justice System

November 5, 2015
San Francisco elected its first female sheriff on Tuesday: Vicki Hennessy, a city native who pledged to work with the whole criminal justice system — including the police, the district attorney's office and federal immigration officials — to build better relationships.

FLEOA Slams Senate for Failure to Pass Sanctuary City Bill

October 20, 2015
Today the Senate rejected a bill that would have authorized withholding federal funding from "sanctuary city" governments that choose not to cooperate with federal immigration officials. Don Mihalek, Legislative Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), issued the following response.

Video: Slain Officers' Names in New Immigration Bill

September 29, 2015
Two California law enforcement officers who were murdered by an illegal immigrant are being honored with a new bill that aims to increase collaboration among local, state, and federal officials in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.

San Francisco Killing Sparks National Outrage, Likely Political Fallout

July 6, 2015
The barrage of outraged tweets from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump decrying the shocking San Francisco slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle signals the start of what may be an intense immigration debate with potential fallout in California, home to the nation's largest undocumented population.

Bills to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement Introduced in House

March 3, 2015
Four bills that would strengthen interior enforcement of immigration laws; remove the ability of the President to unilaterally shut down immigration enforcement; ensure jobs are preserved for legal workers; reform the United States’ asylum laws and make sure unaccompanied alien minors who make the dangerous trek to the United States are safely returned home have been introduced in the House.

Border Patrol Revamps Practices to Settle Lawsuit

August 28, 2014
U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday.

LAPD Stops Honoring Some Federal Immigration Detention Requests

July 8, 2014
The Los Angeles Police Department is no longer heeding federal immigration requests to hold inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms unless a judge has vetted the request, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday alongside a cheering crowd of immigrant advocates.

Immigration Bill Would Add 20,000 Border Patrol Agents

June 24, 2013
The U.S. Senate voted 67-27 Monday to add a security provision to bipartisan immigration legislation that would add 20,000 Border Patrol agents and provide funding for additional fencing and surveillance technology.

A Path to Citizenship for Gangs and Terrorists

June 24, 2013
In April, I joined many other local, state, and federal law enforcement experts in Washington D.C. to voice opposition to the flawed amnesty bill misnamed as "The Border Security, Economic, Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act."

Sheriff Joe Suspends Immigration Enforcement

June 7, 2013
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff for Maricopa County and metropolitan Phoenix, has temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts after a federal judge concluded two weeks ago that the sheriff's office had racially profiled Latinos in its patrols.

Judge Blocks Provisions of Ind. Immigration Law

March 29, 2013
A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked Indiana from enforcing two key provisions of the state's immigration law, including one she said could have led to "serious abuses" by police.

Immigration Detainee Release Blamed on Sequester

February 28, 2013
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released "several hundred" immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of budget cuts due to hit later this week.
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