Don't Let L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Twist the Constitution on Immigrants' Civil Rights
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Lee Baca

Don't Let L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Twist the Constitution on Immigrants' Civil Rights

    1. Petition by

      National Immigration Law Center

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has vowed to uphold the laws of the land, especially those in the U.S. Constitution. So why is he saying that the protections guaranteed by the Constitution don't apply to all residents of L.A. County?

On May 12th, Baca told a radio interviewer that he was “basically correct” when asked if he believed that people here without proper documentation “are not to subject to the kinds of civil rights protections that US Citizens are.”

This is not only outrageous and incorrect, it is dangerous. As one of Los Angeles’ chief law enforcement officers, Sheriff Baca sends the destructive message that he and his officers are not protecting the rights of all Angelenos.

The U.S. Constitution makes no distinction between persons in the U.S. with proper documentation and those without. In fact, the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution apply to all persons, regardless of their race, religion, sex, national origin, or immigration status.

We need to tell Sheriff Baca that no law enforcement officer should be allowed to undermine our basic civil liberties. Sign the petition to demand that Sheriff Baca immediately correct his dangerous statements, which would deny Constitutionally-guaranteed rights to L.A. residents.

Let's remind Sheriff Baca his job is to uphold the law for all his county’s inhabitants!

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Looks like Sheriff Baca will be getting a Constitution refresher tomorrow... "The coalition is planning a protest outside the L.A. County Board of Supervisors' office tomorrow at 10 am. to "call on Sheriff Baca to retract his support of police-ICE collaboration programs." They'll also present him with a copy of the U.S. Constitution." --

    3. LA Chapter of National Lawyers Guild Demands LA County Sheriff’s Retraction of Position on Undocumented Immigrants --

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. LA County Sheriff Baca to Undocumented Immigrants: No Constitution For You!

      Sheriff Lee Baca had some shocking news for the residents of Los Angeles County this week: apparently, if your papers aren't in perfect order, the Constitution doesn't apply to you.
      Last Thursday, in a radio interview with KCRW in Los Angeles,...

    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • ANNE P. APO, AP
      • about 3 years ago

      Every human being has a right and should be protected.

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    • M.W. Faruque DHAKA, BANGLADESH
      • over 3 years ago

      In solidarity, We seek baisc human rights for all.

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    • Annette Chunko TUSCALOOSA, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      basic human rights... is that asking too much?

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    • Josie Alfi ENCINO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop the separation of Families and pass Comprehensive Imigration Reform

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    • Linda M. Dickson NORTH OXFORD, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      First they give you a badge, then you get the gift of being God's Chosen One. You're allowed to lie, manipulate, frighten, intimidate and scar people young and old. It ends with a nice retirement deal and nothing but ...for the grace of God, "There go I".

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