Skip to comments.O.C. near new policing role [Illegals - CA]
Posted on 02/05/2006 11:11:06 AM PST by ncountylee
Orange County is poised to become the first local jurisdiction in the nation to have a hybrid, large-scale plan that calls for its law-enforcement officers to assume federal immigration powers over criminal foreign nationals.
Sheriff Mike Carona's department, the county's principal police agency, has a draft contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that is expected to be approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors this month.
Although one city, Costa Mesa, has jumped in behind the Sheriff's Department and is working with federal authorities, most Orange County cities are reluctant to change decades-long policies that leave citizenship checks of undocumented suspects to the federal government.
Thirty-one Orange County cities polled by the Register have no plans to change the status quo, and will continue to call federal authorities for possible deportations of law-breaking undocumented foreigners. Another city, Garden Grove, is studying the issue and may move forward in Costa Mesa's footsteps.
Where some see a brave new world that breaks down the barriers between the local and federal levels to promote public safety, others see an increasingly bitter line drawn between city officials and the Hispanic community on the issue of illegal immigration.
But the debate does not end there, as the issue has also created a push-pull within cities, pitting police who don't want the federal powers and politicians who see a popular cause.
Garden Grove Police Chief Joseph M. Polisar, in an analysis ordered by the City Council, strongly urged against implementing such a plan. The enforcement would erode the public trust in one of the county's most diverse cities, be an expensive proposition for a small staff and could create more problems than solutions to crime, he said.
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Costa Mesa is in Orange County and trying to fight illegal immigration also.
Good for them. Hope they see a marked decrease in crime and welfare drains and an increase in monies for schools.
1. Start a DVD club membership (a-la-Blockbuster)
2. Rent an appartment
3. Register a bicycle
4. Rent an automobile
5. Purchase a long-term railway pass
6. Register your child at a public (or private) school
7. Apply for social insurance.
If you are riding two to a bicycle and the cops stop you for that (which they may), they may ask to see your Foreigner ID.
They may ask for your Foreigner ID at any time, in fact...
In Japan, the cops are always polite, but they would NEVER hesitate to ask for your Foreigner ID card...
same for the rest of the world.