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LAPD Chief Just Rebelled Against Trump’s New Immigration Orders, ‘This Is Not Our Job, Nor Will I Make It Our Job.’

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LAPD Chief Just Rebelled Against Trump’s New Immigration Orders, ‘This Is Not Our Job, Nor Will I Make It Our Job.’

Los Angeles Police Department has decided not to comply with Donald Trump’s recent executive orders that call for police to assist in finding undocumented immigrants an report them.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told the LA Times that it would go against they stand for and that it would be a danger to the public community.

“We couldn’t deport 500,000 people if we wanted to, and if we did, it would be at the expense of public safety…” Beck said of the LAPD’s resources. “This is not our job, nor will I make it our job.”

“When you create a shadow population … that fears any interaction (with police),” Beck said, “then you create a whole population of victims, because they become prey for human predators who extort them or abuse them because they know they won’t contact the police.”

That means people rather have a crime committed to them than to call the police for help because they fear deportation. Trump doesn’t seem to understand that people come here for a chance at a better life. Mexicans are not “rapists” and people don’t come here to take jobs from others, they actually create more jobs.

The Trump administration has announced plans for a weekly registry that tracks “criminal actions committed by aliens.”

Beck said that a more effective way to curb immigration would involve being a better ally to Mexico and its struggling economy.

“We have a very rich country with a lot of opportunity that is immediately adjacent to a poorer country with less opportunity,” Beck said.

Beck will much rather lose millions in federal fundings to help keep families together.

“I’d risk losing my beliefs,” by complying, Beck said. “There’s not a price for me to do this differently.”

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