The new L.A. sheriff is not messing around.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles County’s recently sworn-in sheriff Alex Villanueva told the L.A. County supervisors at a public forum that his department would “physically remove” Immigration and Customs Enforcement from L.A. jails. The Los Angeles County jail system is the largest in the United States.
“We are going to physically remove ICE from the county jails,” Villanueva said at the Truth Act Community Forum, according to a report by NBC 4 News. People booed and also applauded, the report says.
Villanueva left before elaborating. The former retired deputy also said his department will drastically reduce the list of offenses that are automatically reported to immigration authorities.
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