Newly elected Kamala Harris vows to defy Trump on immigration

Newly elected Kamala Harris vows to defy Trump on immigration
By  LATimes

Kamala Harris said Thursday that in her new role as California’s U.S. senator she will to do everything in her power to protect immigrants, both legal and those who entered the country illegally, and criticized Donald Trump’s demands for mass deportations and a giant border wall as “absolutely unrealistic.”

Harris struck a defiant tone during the first public appearance since her landslide Senate win over Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange), purposely holding the event with immigrants and immigrant rights activists at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.


LAPD will not help deport immigrants under Trump, chief says
By and  LATimes

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that he has no plans to change the LAPDs stance on immigration enforcement, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people upon taking office.

For decades, the LAPD has distanced itself from federal immigration policies. The LAPD prohibits officers from initiating contact with someone solely to determine whether he or she is in the country legally, mandated by a special order signed by then-chief Daryl Gates in 1979. During Beck’s tenure as chief, the department stopped turning over people arrested for low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation and moved away from honoring federal requests to detain inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms.


2003: After the Fajitagate scandal, Harris defeated two-term incumbent Terence Hallinan in the 2003 election to become District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco.
2009: On September 10, 2009, Harris announced she would seek life in prison without the possibility of parole rather than the death penalty in the Ramos case.
2012: In 2012, Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ruled that San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris' office violated defendants' rights by hiding damaging information about a police crime lab technician and was indifferent to demands that it account for its failings.
2012: On August 24, 2012, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial calling on Harris to release Daniel Larsen from prison.

2014: When in 2014, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney declared capital punishment in California unconstitutional, Harris decided to appeal.

2014: Kamala Harris married Douglas Emhoff on August 22, 2014.



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