Yet, minorities who are crime victims are protected! Weren’t they already? This ordinance isn’t really necessary, as the Minneapolis police force, like all police forces everywhere, was already dedicated to protecting all victims of crime. This ordinance is designed to protect “immigrants who are crime victims but may fear deportation by going to police.” So it is telling people who are here in the U.S. illegally that they have nothing to worry about in Minneapolis: authorities will not enforce the law regarding them, and will allow them to stay in the country despite being here illegally.
So the city of Minneapolis is flouting the law and encouraging people to break laws. This is the left in power.
“Minneapolis ordinance would protect immigrant crime victims,” Associated Press, December 16, 2017 (thanks to Nancy):
The City of Minneapolis has passed an ordinance protecting immigrants who are crime victims but may fear deportation by going to police.
The ordinance passed by the City Council on Wednesday would give immigrants protection from deportation if they help prosecute the crime.
Police Chief Medaria Arrandondo said it allows the crime to be documented but hits the pause button on any possible deportation.
Officials say it creates a formalized process and timeline to a U visa, which can take nine months to obtain. The U visa is set aside for crime victims who are willing to assist law enforcement.
Gloria Velazquez, from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, told KSTP-TV the ordinance will allow crime victims to come out of the shadows and seek protection.
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