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Looks like LAPD is saying they still won't pull someone over to check if they are legal or not, and haven't since 1979.
originally posted by: Thoren
a reply to: Bluntone22
Repeated illegal immigration is a felony. Those caught on their first offense wouldn't be a felony. I'm sure a good many are repeat offenders. Hell I know tons here where I live are repeat offenders. I ask why they keep coming back and they simply say they continue to return because it's easy to get back in.
My ass! This is the policy of the brass and on up from there. There's no way the guys on the force aren't sick to death of the steep rise in "Hit and run" accidents in L.A. especially. But in reality it's nation wide. And when you hear about a "hit n run"? Place your bets, it will most likely be someone who was already an illegal criminal. On his 4th or 5th turn a round.
"Oh look, you are illegal too" they say in booking....Out ya go, from one cell to another and then freedom facing your countrys interior.
When I worked patrol in Florida I would come across illegals on a fairly regular basis.
I would then contact ICE and let them know what I had. Generally, they would not respond to the scene. They would just take the person's name and tell me/us to release them.
The only problem is the vast majority of the time they did not give their actual name. They always carried around these fake "international drivers licenses."
There really was/is no way to verify who these individuals are because they don't have social security numbers or valid American identification.
I wouldn't be surprised if I let go violent criminals.
Now, of course if ICE cooperated this wouldn't have been as big of an issue.
Maybe with a new Administration we can have functioning immigration enforcement.