LA County Continues Controversial Partnership with ICE
LA County Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue a controversial partnership between the Sheriff's department and Federal immigration officials. For almost a decade, specially trained deputies have checked the immigration status of inmates in county jails. If it's determined they're in the country illegally or can otherwise be deported once they serve their time, the sheriffs turn them over to Immigration. The Board voted 3 in favor, 2 abstaining, to renew LA county's contract for the program, known as 287-G.
Life or Death Struggle for Teens Seeking Asylum in the U.S
The White House approved a plan last week allowing a limited number of children to apply for asylum while still in Central America. And claims for refuge from the tens of thousands of Central American children who've already fled here are expected to swell. But winning asylum is far from a sure thing.