May 13, 2015
KABC-TV -- May 12, 2015
L.A. County Board of Supervisors ends 287(g) immigration enforcement program
Los Angeles -- Since 2005, federal immigration agents have worked in Los Angeles County jails to determine whether or not inmates are in the country illegally, but not anymore.
On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to abolish the program known as 287(g), which also allowed for sheriff's deputies to act as immigration agents in the jails.
"The times are changing, it doesn't mean that we don't uphold the security and enforcement of our laws," supervisor Hilda Solis said.
Solis and Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced the motion to abolish the program with support from fellow supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
"I had never thought that the collaboration between the sheriff and ICE, or the Department of Homeland Security, would engender any kind of trust," Kuehl said.
Supervisors Don Knabe and Michael Antonovich voted against the motion.
"It's difficult to comprehend why we would eliminate a program that focuses exclusively on convicted criminals, whom even the Trust Act deems deportable," Antonovich said.
They Told Us So
Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
In 1993, twenty two years ago Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich spoke to my group of citizen activists. He warned that the flood of illegal aliens was breaking the back of the county. He was right, and were it not for federal money flooding in, county hospitals would have closed long ago.
In that same year, K. L. Billingsley wrote a piece for Heterodoxy, Alien Nation, that described the situation clearly.
Today the predictions of the pundits have come true. Los Angeles belongs to Mexico, and so does California.
We are now faced with a nation-wide issue: Should we legalize all illegal aliens? If we do, we will lose the southwest just as assuredly we have lost California.
Remember --- they told us so.