(SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE) LOS ANGELEES, CA. – The LAPD commission who supervises the city’s police department, approved today a plan that is expected to take effect starting January 2013, where they will no longer turn in illegal immigrants to INS who has only committed minor offenses.

This proposal was presented by the LAPD police Chief Charlie Beck, and with this new plan it releases all officers from any responsibility to detain or turn in illegal immigrants to INS for low –profile crimes.

The proposal was announced by Beck in October of this year, which highlighted the need to “fulfill the purpose of Secure Communities to prioritize the deportation of those who pose a threat to public safety or have repeatedly violated immigration laws.”

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