Police chiefs object to Trump’s efforts to involve them in immigrant deportations
March 1, 2017

“Police chiefs from across the US, including several from states that voted for Donald Trump, are resisting White House moves to force them to become more involved in deporting undocumented immigrants.

“In a joint letter, more than 60 law enforcement heads are appealing to Trump in all but name to soften his aggressive drive to enlist police officers in the highly contentious job of deporting millions of immigrants living without permission in the country. They object to being thrust into ‘new and sometimes problematic tasks’ that will undermine the balance between the local communities they serve and the federal government, and ‘harm locally-based, community-oriented policing.'”

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