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US border authorities plan mass prosecution of undocumented border-crossers. How would it work?




A Border Patrol officer watches the border wall in San Diego, California.
A Border Patrol officer watches the border wall in San Diego, California.
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The LA Times reports border authorities are planning to significantly increase criminal prosecutions of people who cross illegally into the US.

Most people caught crossing into Southern CA are deported without facing charges. But it appears that policy will change. Should illegal crossers be charged? We’ll debate it.

Guests:

Claude Arnold, a consultant at Frontier Solutions, a crisis management firm based in D.C.; he is also a retired special agent with ICE for over a decade, holding various roles at the agency, including overseeing all aspects of ICE investigative mission in the L.A. area and in Southern Nevada

Jeremy Warren, criminal defense attorney in San Diego; he was part of a group of lawyers and judges that was briefed on the Trump administration’s proposal to fast-track the judicial proceedings of those who cross the border into California illegally