Wednesday, August 31, 2011

California Acts to Throttle Cities Exploiting Undocumented Immigrants Through Auto Impoundments

Patrick McGreevy of the Los Angeles Times reports that the California state Senate yesterday voted to restrict the ability of cities to impound cars driven by people caught at sobriety checkpoints without driver's licenses. Undocumented immigrants in all but two states are ineligible for a driver's license.  "The action came as a direct response to the city of Bell, which made it a practice to confiscate vehicles from unlicensed motorists — many of them illegal immigrants — and then charge high impound fees or sell them in order to fill city coffers."

The City of Bell made national news last year with the disclosure of massive financial corruption by city leaders.

KJ

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