Immigration rights groups this morning are protesting a new policy allowing agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to inmates in LA County jails.
In a letter to the county's governing board, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said deputies in county jails would continue to abide by California’s Trust Act when determining how they cooperate with federal immigration agents who seek to deport men and women who don't have legal immigration status and are found guilty of crimes.’ AirTalk will debate the new policies’
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Melissa Keaney, Staff Attorney, Los Angeles office of the National Immigration Law Centre
Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies