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A police state is not what we want

There is much discussion about our local law enforcement and their position on assisting Immigration Customs and Enforcement.

The core question is: Who has jurisdiction over what? Can an ICE agent pull you over for speeding? Should a local police officer or sheriff’s deputy ask about your legal status?

It seems clear as to which agencies various responsibilities fall, and that is what all our local forces are doing — underscoring that immigration issues are not their jurisdiction.

To do otherwise brings up images of Nazis and the famous movie scenes of police asking ”papers, please.”

James DeFrancia


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