Berkeley Police to Disregard Immigration Status

The Berkeley City Council broke ranks with the federal government this week, ordering their police department not to participate in immigration policing.

The council, bowing to demands from the Coalition for a Safe Berkeley, voted to instruct its Police Department to ignore the immigration status of anyone it comes in contact with.

This move brings them shoulder to shoulder with Santa Clara County which, almost a year ago, ordered its Sheriff's Department not to honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention requests.

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