Fighting Gangs, Los Angeles Steps Up Deportations

“Suspected gang members who are in the country illegally and are arrested for even minor crimes could face quicker deportation under new policies unveiled Wednesday by the top two prosecutors in Los Angeles,” reports the Los Angeles Times. “… immigrants appear to make up a significant portion of the gang population.… All suspected gang members charged with breaking gang injunctions as well as other offenses such as graffiti vandalism, and loitering are being checked for immigration violations … Those whose criminal records show illegal status are turned over to federal authorities.” [View article]

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