Immigrant policies vex police at local level – The Houston Chronicle

Immigrant policies vex police at local level – Full Article
Officials around country say they lack resources of their federal peers

By MARISA TAYLOR
McClatchy-Tribune
Dec. 8, 2007, 9:51PM

From this article…….
“Taking a patrol officer off the street to book someone who is here because of all the failures of the federal system is not a priority of big-city law enforcement,” said Thomas Frazier, the executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, a group of police chiefs from the 64 largest police departments in the United States and Canada.

“It makes a couple of assumptions that aren’t always true: that the illegal immigrants you arrest are a threat to public safety, that their removal will make your community safer and that you have nothing better to do.”

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