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Sheriff changes policy on dealing with immigration agents

Original post made on Jun 23, 2014

Echoing decisions made by local law enforcement agencies around the state and across the country, the Sheriff's Office in San Mateo County recently changed its policy with respect to cooperating with federal immigration agents.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:32 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by whatever, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:34 am

Dave, I believe you meant to say illegal alien or undocumented alien instead of immigrant.

An immigrant as defined by the US government - "An alien who has been granted the right by the USCIS to reside permanently in the United States and to work without restrictions in the United States." Thus an immigrant is not of interest to ICE since by definition they are in the US legally.

The government defines illegal alien -
"Also known as an "Undocumented Alien," is an alien who has entered the United States illegally and is deportable if apprehended, or an alien who entered the United States legally but who has fallen "out of status" and is deportable." And thus eligible to be arrested and deported even if they haven't committed any crime other than being in the US illegally.

Posted by WHATEVER???, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm


Time to start throwing into jail the managers, executives and board members of companies that hire undocumented workers.

It's treason.

A couple nights in the pokey with their new roommates will allow most directors to see the error of their criminal ways.

No fines for the individuals that hire - jail time. Sure, fine the companies some bucks, but only after the jail time for the PEOPLE that broke our laws by hiring undocumenteds, and that hire 3rd party firms that use undocumenteds.

That's a Sheriff I could vote for.......

Posted by Notsofast, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I believe that is a mistake. These people are here illegally and should be turned over to ICE for deportation. Enforce the law.

Posted by Mrs. B, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm

The San Mateo County Sheriff should be RECALLED for failing to enforce the law. This is outrageous. The Sheriff's Office claims it has the wisdom and foresight to predict illegal aliens that will be a risk to the community. Tell that to the two people in San Francisco murdered by an illegal alien who should have remained in custody but was released by the authorities there because they didn't view him (despite a prior criminal record) as being a threat. Is the Sheriff's Dept. as good at predicting interest rates or stock prices? ENFORCE THE LAW or be removed from office.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Jun 24, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Sheriff Munks has shown himself to be a risk to the community, but he was voted in *yet again*.

Posted by recall growing, a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jun 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm

read the story before calling for a recall: "Echoing decisions made by local law enforcement agencies around the state and across the country..."

Going to recall everyone?

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