LA County Considers Safe Spaces Free from ICE Agents


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has asked for a legal opinion -- on whether it can bar federal immigration agents from making deportation arrests inside certain public buildings.

The Board began to consider a so-called "sensitive locations" policy following immigration arrests inside a local courthouse and near a school in East L.A.

"It really has a chilling effect," said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who said she's concerned fear of immigration enforcement will keep people from accessing social services or testifying as witnesses in criminal cases.

"I think there's a lot of uneasiness in terms of some of our judges, who don't want to have ICE coming into their courtrooms, and I agree with that," she said.


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