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Tonight: Immigration policy panel discussion in Menlo Park

A free, open-to-the-public panel discussion about recent changes in immigration policy, the Immigration Customs Enforcement agency, and how the nation is handling jail detainees will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the council chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center.

The event will be moderated by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith, and panelists are: San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, Captain Paul Kunkel of the Sheriff's Office, Menlo Park Police Commander Dave Bertini and the Director of San Mateo County's Human Services Agency, Iliana Rodriguez.

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Tonight: Immigration policy panel discussion in Menlo Park

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A free, open-to-the-public panel discussion about recent changes in immigration policy, the Immigration Customs Enforcement agency, and how the nation is handling jail detainees will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the council chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center.

The event will be moderated by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith, and panelists are: San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, Captain Paul Kunkel of the Sheriff's Office, Menlo Park Police Commander Dave Bertini and the Director of San Mateo County's Human Services Agency, Iliana Rodriguez.

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pearl
Registered user
another community
on May 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm
pearl, another community
Registered user
on May 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm
13 people like this

There's nothing to discuss. Send all the illegals back to their country of origin. Stop spending my taxpayer dollars on these people!!! Let police and ICE do their jobs to get illegals out of the United States of America!!!


Law AND Order
Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm
Law AND Order, Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm
15 people like this

Don't burden our fine police with this ridiculous task - I support Sanctuary status.

So do the police, in town after town.

"Police chiefs across the country support sanctuary cities because they keep crime down"

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"Police chiefs know that today’s unreported domestic violence or sexual assault or robbery can become tomorrow’s reported homicide."

-and-

"First, the current system of enforcement is a logical division of labor in which all parties know what is expected of them. Federal agencies, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), enforce immigration laws, which are federal statutes. Local police agencies enforce state and local criminal laws. These roles are compatible and complementary.

Second, local police have their hands full — investigating murders, robberies, sexual assaults, burglaries, thefts and other crimes, and working to prevent these and other crimes from occurring. When local police identify a suspect and have probable cause, they make the arrest, without regard to the suspect’s immigration status.

Finally, police chiefs warn that if their agencies are required to enforce federal immigration laws, it will hurt their ability to investigate and solve serious crimes in their communities. If people are afraid to have contact with the local police, they will not report crime, serve as witnesses, or tell police what is going on in their neighborhoods. Without information from the community, investigating crime becomes difficult and crime levels rise."


Support Menlo Park's finest - support Sanctuary City status.


Citizen
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm
Citizen, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm
9 people like this

Federal authorities will have information once someone is booked into a local or state correctional facility. There ICE will review and evaluate the individual arrested and see if they should be interviewed and possibly deported. Once again, federal law supersedes local- state law. Get over it, you lose, federal law enforcement will do their job and if here Illegality, you will be deported.


Citizen
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm
Citizen, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm
8 people like this

To law and order;
[Part removed.] People that comitt serious crimes should be gone. They are guests here. Get rid of them ASAP.

People chief's are puppets of city managers. They are not elected officials. They are cowards and want to keep their jobs.

Less jail overcrowding too.


Hmmm
another community
on May 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Hmmm, another community
on May 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm
2 people like this

Citizen - the jail scenario you describe has been happening for years.


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