Study of Federal Immigration Policies and Practices in Southern California   [open pdf - 7MB]

"The California Advisory Committee submits this report of its study on Federal immigration policies and practices in southern California as part of its responsibility to advise the Commission on civil rights issues within this State. The purpose of the Advisory Committee's study was to supplement the Commission's national immigration effort and to document the effect of Federal immigration policies and practices on rights of minority aliens and U.S. citizens in southern California. The Advisory Committee held open meetings June 15 and 16, 1978, in Los Angeles and June 26, 1978, in San Diego to collect public testimony on immigration issues. The Advisory Committee invited representatives of community group to discuss their concerns and representatives of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to discuss their respective responsibilities for enforcing and administering Federal immigration laws. One basic finding of this report is that immigration enforcement efforts by the Federal Government are applied unequally to persons of Hispanic descent, thus affecting both constitutional and civil rights of aliens and U.S. citizens. A second major finding is that public service responsibilities within the Immigration and Naturalization Service are not emphasized to the same degree as enforcement functions."

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