In Los Angeles County, the leftist district attorney is trying to minimize the charges filed against illegal immigrants.
George Gascon, the district attorney, told his prosecutors to avoid filing charges against illegal immigrants, which could result in their deportation.
Here’s more from Bill Melugin and Fox News:
NEW: @FoxNews has obtained a new special directive issued by LA DA @GeorgeGascon today, ordering his prosecutors to avoid filing criminal charges that could lead to deportation for illegal immigrants, & to seek diversion for them instead whenever possible. https://t.co/8Wix0w0PBu
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 7, 2022
"In Los Angeles County, prosecutors will now have to consider the effects of charging decisions on the immigration status of the individuals they charge. They will also be encouraged to participate in diversion programs to help illegal immigrants avoid deportation.
The policy taken by Gascon is part of a larger effort to reform the way justice is done in the nation's largest district attorney's office.
Fox News obtained the policy, which states that prosecutors should consider other options when it comes to filing criminal charges. These include avoiding the use of criminal enhancements, which can increase a person's prison sentence.
According to Eric Siddall, the vice president of the local district attorneys' association, the new policy is simply saying that prosecutors will give people a pass if they used a gun.
According to Siddall, this policy is similar to the one that has been in place for a long time. Anyone who is under investigation can also approach the DA's office to discuss the possible consequences of their actions if they are charged with illegal immigration.
The policy states that prosecutors should consider other options when it comes to filing charges against illegal immigrants. They should also consider the effects of their decisions on the immigration status of the individuals they charge. These alternatives should be pursued in accordance with the public safety interests.
According to the policy, programs that are pre-trial diversions can help suspects avoid deportation and other issues related to their immigration status. However, prosecutors are still prohibited from working with immigration authorities.
According to the DA's office, the policy aims to protect immigrants and ensure public safety. It was developed through a collaboration between its staff members, immigration experts, and community stakeholders. Tiffany Blackwell, a communications director for the DA's office, said in a statement that the policy aims to avoid overly harsh penalties for those who are charged with illegal immigration.
The office noted that it has already achieved its objective of ensuring that the charges are filed in accordance with the law. It will continue to rely on its staff members to provide the necessary information to determine if an alternative sentence is needed."
In LA County, District Attorney George Gascon is following in the footsteps of President Barack Obama, who used a prioritization system to avoid deporting most illegal immigrants.
Those who are in the country illegally should be deported. This is a no-brainer unless you're a leftist who's trying to turn red states into blue ones or replace Republicans with Democrats.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Right Scoop.