December 14, 2012
Professor Kevin Lapp -- California AG: Immigration Detainers are Requests, not Commands
Professor Kevin Lapp analyzes California Attorney General Kamala Harris's recent declaration that local law enforcement agencies in the state are free to decide whether they will comply with immigration detainers issued by the federal government. Professor Lapp sees "[t]his [as] a big announcement for at least two reasons: (1) immigration detainers are a key component of immigration enforcement programs such as Secure Communities, which ostensibly target for deportation non-citizens who have committed serious crimes, and (2) California is the nation's most populous state, with the largest non-citizen population and the nation's largest criminal justice system." Click the link above to read more.
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