Arcadia considering stand against undocumented workers
By Alfred Lee,
Article Launched: 09/03/2008 11:55:57 PM
ARCADIA - In what amounts to a largely symbolic stand against
hiring illegal immigrants, city officials are considering adding wording to future contracts that specifically requires contractors to comply with immigration laws.
The City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to draft language that could
potentially be inserted into such contracts and preserve the city's right to
ask contractors for documentation of their employees at any point...
This topic is interesting to the members of the APOA because it has the potential to ultimately influence other administrative orders that could impact our actions. In dealing with the public, our Officers currently make no inquiry as to a person's "status". It has no bearing on our actions in the field. Persons should have no fear of contacting the police for assistance. If someone is detained or arrested and found to have some form of an immigration related want or warrant, we obviously take action and deal with that particular court order.