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Escondido Police Chief Against Council’s Latest Immigration Proposal

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Last year, Escondido tried to punish landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. In January, the North County town passed an anti-illegal immigration resolution. Last night, it considered inviting immigration officers to police checkpoints. But once again the outcome fell short of what the council majority had sought. Ultimately the council agreed with the police chief, who said the idea would endanger hard-won trust between law enforcement and illegal immigrants. 

Guests:

  • Sam Abed – Escondido Councilmember who proposed the idea to team up border patrol with police.
  • David Blair-Loy – Legal director of the San Diego affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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