On October 7, 2013 California Governor Jerry Brown signed a state bill prohibiting law-enforcement officials from detaining an individual on the basis of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold after that person becomes eligible for release, unless he or she has been charged with or convicted of certain crimes, including violent felonies.
Illegal immigrants should work towards gaining their citizenship. This is a hard process, but in order to live in this country one should have legal citizenship. However, one cannot come into this country illegally and expect to get away with minor crimes. They should be punished justly according to the constitution, this may include deportation. However, it is a definite deportation for larger crimes, or a higher punishment for crimes such as rape or murder.
First time, non-violent crimes, should allow the illegal immigrant to have a period of time to become a citizen and if they fail to become a citizen then they shall be deported at this time or any other time law enforcement detains them for any circumstance. Like an outstanding warrant.
Yes and No, because it depends on the crime they're committing. There should be warnings for minor crimes like stealing or theft, and when two warnings are acquired they are then transported to federal immigration authorities. More violent crimes like: Damage to resident owned or government owned(depending on the situation) or murder/assault(also depending on the situation) should see Illegal immigrants transported immediately to federal immigration authorities.
Yes, if they have committed a serious crime the first time, if said person has not committed the crime and there is no proof and it is only because they are “illegal” then they should be allowed help to become a citizen. They deserve a chance too and should be considered to be a person of citizenship if they have NEVER been CONVICTED
Law enforcement and any other government employee should be required to report an illegal immigrant, and if possible transfer them to the correct authorities. However, once in custody, every illegal immigrant should be decided upon via a case-by-case basis. That is, it should be decided based on the person in question, whether they should be deported or otherwise (apply for green card, citizenship, etc.).
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