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.
No, those who are non-violent immigrants should have the opportunity to become U.S. Citizens by either joining the military or being involved/volunteering in a project/program for 10+years that betters America. And they should not be paid for their volunteer services.
The term "minor crimes" would be unfair because even US citizens break minor laws. But major crimes such as violence felonies should result in a being turned over to federal immigration authorities. Minor crimes should be taken into consideration after a certain accumulated amount
Illegal Immigrants came here illegally and are given opprotunities that normal american citizans dont have. If you are found instead of being kicked out you are given the opportunity to be an American Citizen the proper way. If you resist this than the person can be reported back to their country if they refuse to follow the laws. If they cant follow the laws to become a member of society, than how should we believe they will follow any other law.
If they did not harm anyone or property... They should not be deported right away. After first offense, they should be required to go to class to learn the laws and provide them with solution to problems, like conflict resolution or what to do when they find themselves with no money or no food. Educate and empower them.
If they do it again for the same crime, deport. If they are charged with a different non violent crime, or non breaking and entering or take crime, have them take the class one more time, and tell them that any law they break after this (except for minor traffic violation
I feel like they should have someone just come talk to them. Ask them why they did it and figure out what happened. Most of the immigrants come to start a new, safer life and get a great education for their families. They do not always come to take jobs but to try and start a better life for their kids.
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