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Better safe than sorry on immigration

Original post made on Aug 1, 2008

The disclosure in last week's Voice that when making an arrest, in most cases Mountain View police officers do not inquire about a suspect's immigration status, raises some serious questions about undocumented immigrants who break local laws.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 1, 2008, 12:00 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Liz, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 1, 2008 at 10:13 am

So plain old simple assault, a single burglary and minor fraud are not crimes deemed important enough to a check into immigration status? What about drug possession?

Funny, a legal citizen charged with any major or minor crime would have the record attached to her legal identity for life. It's a double standard.


Posted by MBAT, a resident of North Whisman
on Aug 1, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Complaints if the police ask, "Are you legally in the USA".
Complaints if the police don't ask, "Are you legally in the USA".

Sucks to be the police, I think....


Posted by Chris, a resident of North Whisman
on Aug 3, 2008 at 12:40 am

I do understand that many illegal immigrants work hard, however the law should not be ignored. Individuals should be asked if they are a legally in the USA at the time of any arrest. I'm really tired of the finger pointing blaming the feds, rather than standing and doing what is right for our sovereignty. Who are we protecting if we don't ask...individuals here illegally or people who make big money off of slave labor? We are not protecting the citizens and legal residents of the nation! This is frustrating! If we have labor needs we need a legal method of obtaining employees, this includes immigration! Nonetheless, we are at war with a determined terrorist enemy, namely Al Qaeda, and we are not verifying who is coming in the country. Are we asking for a disaster?


Posted by Jon Wiener, a resident of another community
on Aug 3, 2008 at 11:50 pm

What do the Board of Supervisors have to do with this?


Posted by Jon Wiener, a resident of another community
on Aug 3, 2008 at 11:50 pm

*does


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