Armand — San Francisco
I am appalled. The whole notion of having police helping ICE. That shouldn’t ever get into your mind. When the police do that, people will not report crime if they think they’re gonna be deported. It is a ghastly idea.
Debra — San Francisco
Yes I absolutely agree that the ICE agents should look for undocumented illegal aliens. It is against the law. And perhaps if the authorities and the culture where on board with illegal activity, San Francisco wouldn’t be in the toilet it is in now. It took many, many years for this to happen. I’ve lived in San Francisco for 25 years. And it is absolutely in decline. And one of the components of that is enabling and fostering illegal activity. It’s disgraceful. So yes, I believe the authorities should cooperate with ICE and make sure that the illegal aliens are deported. Because we cannot have a society of illegal activity.
Mitch — San Francisco
I think that definitely local and state agencies should cooperate with the federal agency. I say this for a couple of reasons. One is just a generic, that it’s really good for the local municipality, the state governments, the federal governments [to] all be on the same page. Whether it’s immigration policy and practice or cannabis policy and practice. I mean how absurd that we have people trying to start a business in cannabis in California when the feds say it’s illegal. But more specifically to your question, believe it or not, some of your listeners think Donald Trump should be given a chance. Some of us think that not everything he does, but some of his policies, are good for this country. And I think he has shown in recent weeks that he is sympathetic to the plight of the Dreamers — but we have to stop this influx. It’s only going to get worse. It will be too late when there are horrific terror attacks. There’s already evidence that some of programs of the Obama administration [have brought] dangerous terrorists into this country. So to me as a listener to KALW in California, there’s nothing more important than our safety, our health, and by just opening the doors and by allowing the so-called sanctuary cities to allow anyone and everyone to come and sap off of our resources is not the answer for anything. We should have one policy. It should be enforced, universally supported. The purpose of justice, the justice system, social justice are not to cater to the special interest groups.
Phil — San Francisco
There’s no need to expend local resources for finding undocumented people, however if criminals have been brought into custody I believe that a sort of reverse extradition should occur. The local authorities should pass them on up to state authorities and federal authorities. If deportation is in the mix of it, I believe that would be appropriate. Again, not to utilize local or state resources for finding undocumented people, however for holding and processing criminal behavior of undocumented people, I think is a better aspect of our society.