News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Police union seeks OK to call ICE as discretion allows

Casey Newton
The Arizona Republic
Feb. 20, 2008 12:00 AM

Phoenix police officers came out on Tuesday against proposed changes to Operations Order 1.4, saying the new immigration-enforcement policy would not give them sufficient discretion to enforce the law.

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association sought a policy that allows officers to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement whenever they have "reasonable suspicion" that someone they detain is living in the country illegally.

It would be up to ICE whether that person should be held or deported.

"Your police officers maintain the need for an immediate, real-time, discretionary phone call to ICE based upon reasonable suspicion, and nothing else," said Mark Spencer, PLEA president.

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