Mitch Landrieu: ‘Local Police Departments Cannot Be Civil Deportation Forces’

‘We’re very interested in getting on the same page with this administration about how to make sure that we fight violent crime irrespective of people’s immigration status’

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LANDRIEU: “Local police departments cannot be civil deportation forces. We don’t ask the FBI to write parking tickets. We work with those guys to go fight violent criminals and they shouldn’t be asking local police departments to do the job of I.C.E. But we want to partner with them to make sure we get violent criminals off the streets.”

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