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L.A. County poised to end jail partnership with U.S. immigration agents

L.A. County poised to end jail partnership with U.S. immigration agents

Los Angeles County leaders are poised to end a controversial program that places federal immigration agents inside county jails so they can determine whether inmates may be deportable. The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday on a motion to terminate the program, known as 287(g). The motion is sponsored by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Mark Ridley-Thomas and will probably have the support of a third supervisor, Sheila Kuehl, who has said in the past that she supports ending the program. The other two supervisors, Don Knabe and Michael Antonovich, say they will oppose the motion. The county entered into the agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a decade...

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