Despite its name, the Immigrant Protection Act does not provide new protections for our immigrant community. In fact, the IPA, as it is written, protects criminals while putting innocent people in greater danger.

The IPA is designed specifically to do only two things; protect undocumented criminals sitting in the county jail, and eliminate the distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Anything that inhibits law local enforcement from working closely with their federal law enforcement partners like the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies— is a bad and reckless idea.

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