Open-borders outlaws in charge of LAPD – I know so many rank&file do NOT approve! https://t.co/gHeAVgosaO
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 14, 2016
We’ll probably be seeing more of this as we get closer to the inauguration, but Los Angeles Police Chief is first out of the gate saying his department won’t help deport illegal immigrants under President Trump:
— Tara Finestone (@tarawallis) November 14, 2016
From the Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that he has no plans to change the LAPD’s stance on immigration enforcement, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people upon taking office.
For decades, the LAPD has distanced itself from federal immigration policies. The LAPD prohibits officers from initiating contact with someone solely to determine whether he or she is in the country legally, mandated by a special order signed by then-chief Daryl Gates in 1979. During Beck’s tenure as chief, the department stopped turning over people arrested for low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation and moved away from honoring federal requests to detain inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms.
On Monday, Beck said he planned to maintain the long-standing separation.
“I don’t intend on doing anything different,” he said. “We are not going to engage in law enforcement activities solely based on somebody’s immigration status. We are not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation efforts. That is not our job, nor will I make it our job.”
Candidate Trump threatened to pull federal funding from sanctuary cities. Will Los Angeles be first on the list?
Then defund the whole city!
Screw LA if they resist! https://t.co/XcJB7Fgz1q
— John (@NobamaDotCom) November 14, 2016
Cool. Pull all federal funding. Simple. https://t.co/Mln1y76GAo
— cotxwx ?? (@3PercenterCO) November 14, 2016
Oops, there goes your federal funding. Taxes going up in Lala land. https://t.co/oacVU1cw0m
— David (@David11845) November 14, 2016
Keep in mind that President-elect Trump said in his “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday that his priority will be to deport the “2 to 3 million” illegal immigrants with major criminal records and not any illegal immigrant in the United States:
Donald Trump plans to immediately deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants https://t.co/eWQkb1CDlW
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 13, 2016
From the Washington Post:
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump told “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl, according to a preview of the interview released by CBS. “But we’re getting them out of our country. They’re here illegally.”
President-elect Trump also said in the interview that he doesn’t need a full wall across the entire southern border with Mexico (which he’s said during the campaign as well but libs weren’t listening):
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) November 13, 2016