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Sheriff Baca may defy proposed law easing immigration enforcement

Published on Sat, Aug 25, 2012

Wendy Sefsaf of the IPC was quoted in an LA Times article about L.A. County Sheriff Baca and California's Trust Act:

"This is one more fight between the federal government and local government because we continue to not solve the greater problem," said Wendy Sefsaf, communications director for the Immigration Policy Center.
Divisions within California law enforcement highlight a national concern: In the absence of large-scale federal immigration reform, local jurisdictions are adopting divergent policies, leaving undocumented immigrants exposed to significantly different enforcement practices.

"This is one more fight between the federal government and local government because we continue to not solve the greater problem," said Wendy Sefsaf, communications director for the Immigration Policy Center.

Trust Act proponents hail the measure as a sharp turn from harsh policies in Arizona, which passed SB 1070, aimed at allowing local law enforcement to crack down on illegal immigration. The Supreme Court recently struck down major parts of the law.

Published in the Los Angeles Times | Read Article