Nora P 
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Re: “Oakland Officials Question Police Partnerships with Federal Immigration Agents and FBI

Local police departments are not obliged to enforce federal immigration laws for good reasons. One, it makes the job of keeping the community safe much harder, because witnesses to crimes who are undocumented are afraid to come forward. Many families in Oakland and around the country have mixed immigration status, by the way. Two, honoring ICE detainees is expensive, because it requires keeping people in jail beyond after they've served their time in state custody. Three, under federal immigration law, ICE detainers are requests, not orders, and local police are also not obliged to deputize their officers as immigration agents. Kate Steinle's death was a heartbreaking tragedy, no question about that, and so it's understandable that people feel passionately about it, and are dismayed that the man responsible was released by San Francisco. He should never have been transferred to SF in the first place, because of his prior deportation orders, but one bizarre tragedy should not dictate policy. In fact, studies show that immigrants as a group commit far fewer crimes than American citizens. I am speaking as an expert here; I am an immigration attorney.

Posted by Nora P on 03/24/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

I agree we must try to understand one another and work together for the common good, and be thoroughly informed before shooting off opinions (both sides do this far too often).

However, where there is bullying, racism, naked greed, or an orchestrated campaign of lies, we must not be afraid to denounce it, refute it and condemn it in the strongest possible terms.

That is our duty as citizens

Posted by Nora P on 11/20/2016 at 3:22 PM

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