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TPD chief: Department will not change immigration enforcement policies

Posted at 7:53 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 09:53:58-05
Tucson's police chief Chris Magnus has announced the department will not change it's policies on immigration enforcement. This is a clear opposition to president-elect Donald Trump's pledge to toughen federal immigration laws.
 
The announcement comes as concerns grow among those in opposition to president-elect Donald Trump due to his pledge to toughen federal immigration laws.
 
This means the department will not aid in the deportation of nearly 3,000 undocumented immigrants. The department will continue operating following their general orders on immigration policy.
 
Under current stat law, officers are required to try to check the status of anyone they stop, only  if they believe the he or she is undocumented. 
 
Chief Magnus' comes amid his biggest concern, losing the trust and partnership with the immigrant community.
Tucson Police is one of many departments across the country to take a stance on immigration enforcement following President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to deport immigrants with criminal records. Both the Los Angeles and Denver Police chiefs announced the departments will also not participate in deportation efforts.
 
Meanwhile, Pima County Sheriff-elect Mark Napier says he has not made a decision about the issue.