The Los Angeles Police Department will not aid in the deportation of immigrants under President-elect Donald Trump, Chief Charlie Beck told the Los Angeles Times in an interview.
A key concern for many anti-Donald Trump protesters in Southern California was his pledge to toughen federal immigration laws.
But here in Los Angeles, a sense of relief was felt by some protesters after Beck reiterated the LAPD’s stance on immigration.
“I don’t intend on doing anything different. We are not going to engage in law enforcement activities solely based on somebody’s immigration status,” Beck told the Los Angeles Times. “We are not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation efforts. That is not our job, nor will I make it our job.”
Elsewhere in California, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vowed that the city would remain a sanctuary for immigrants and other minority groups.
Trump reaffirmed his stance on immigration in an interview with “60 Minutes.”