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Old 04-23-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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Can illegals be a police officers? How?


I would have posted this in the illegal immigration section but was concerned about the political debate & controversy of the subject.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Can illegals be a police officers? How?


I would have posted this in the illegal immigration section but was concerned about the political debate & controversy of the subject.
He's a freaking U.S. citizen!

Don't you read your own source material????

I would think that the headline would have been a dead give away.

Once Undocumented, Now a Lawman: Santa Cruz Police Officer Blazes a Rare Trail

or the last paragraph!

"Of course Miguel's entry into the country was concerning," says Deputy Chief Clark. "But he eventually corrected that and became a citizen. Anyone who would question Miguel's commitment to this country or the law obviously doesn't know Miguel. We are proud to have him as an officer in our department."

Entering the U.S. illegally is not a criminal offense, and even if it were, most departments don't dwell on juvenile offenses committed decades before offering employment to an applicant.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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The man was a U.S. Citizen when he applied for the academy and when he was named a police officer in Santa Cruz. So what's the problem?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The man was a U.S. Citizen when he applied for the academy and when he was named a police officer in Santa Cruz. So what's the problem?
More than that, he PUT HIMSELF through the academy instead of having a PD sponsor him. Now that's impressive.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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The man was a U.S. Citizen when he applied for the academy and when he was named a police officer in Santa Cruz. So what's the problem?
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More than that, he PUT HIMSELF through the academy instead of having a PD sponsor him. Now that's impressive.
Can we declare this thread DOA?
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Can we declare this thread DOA?
Not until it's pointed out that this is an immigrant who assimilated.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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Par for the course for many people - read headline, make sweeping assumptions, be outraged, marginalize an individual, extrapolate to an entire demographic, condemn, demand changes to the law, continue downward spiral into idiocy.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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The man was a U.S. Citizen when he applied for the academy and when he was named a police officer in Santa Cruz. So what's the problem?
He has a criminal past.

He was an illegal immigrant.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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He has a criminal past.

He was an illegal immigrant.
Who became a US citizen via US laws...
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Who became a US citizen via US laws...
Yes - but he broke the law in the past.

That is a red flag.
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