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December 20, 1990
City Directors Tuesday approved a contract with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to provide up to 10 beds weekly in the city jail for illegal aliens who have completed prison terms and are awaiting deportation. The INS will pay $75 per person, per day. Before approving the contract, officials surveyed Latino leaders in the city, who they said endorsed the idea.
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NEWS
February 19, 1988 | United Press International
Forty-one members of Congress filed suit in federal court Thursday to challenge the Census Bureau's inclusion of illegal aliens in the reapportionment count, which determines congressional seats for each state. The suit is aimed at a reapportionment that would be determined by the 1990 census. Seats would be decided in 1991 and the first effects would be felt in the congressional election of 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1990
Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Mike Roos picked drug-infested MacArthur Park as the site to unveil a bill Friday that would make it a felony for deported illegal aliens convicted of serious crimes in the United States to re-enter the country. The Los Angeles Democrat, who said he is introducing the bill in an effort to battle narcotics trafficking, said the nation's drug problem is aggravated by "hundreds" of illegal aliens who deal in narcotics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1986
In reading about the illegal alien roundups in Orange County (Sept. 26), it is obvious to me that (Immigration and Naturalization Service western regional commissioner) Harold Ezell enforces our immigration laws in a manner that is truly color blind--and that color is white. There are millions of white, European illegal aliens in our country, yet Ezell feigns ignorance toward this problem and turns a blind eye to their presence in America. Clearly, Ezell's actions indicate that, in his mind, the only illegal aliens in America are either from countries south of the border or, to a lesser extent, Asians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1990
Sheriff's deputies detained the driver of a van and 17 illegal aliens crammed inside, authorities said Monday. The illegal immigrants were discovered Monday when Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, acting on a tip, searched the vehicle at a gas station in the Pico Rivera area, southeast of downtown Los Angeles, said Sgt. Michael Herek. The passengers and the driver were turned over to Immigration and Naturalization Service agents, said Herek. Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1986
Your editorial "A Close Look at Illegal Aliens" (Aug. 3) made some interesting observations about the taxes paid by illegal aliens. While it may be true that their share of property taxes and sales taxes is equivalent to the taxes paid by legal workers with same salary, how many of them pay income and social security taxes? How many of the employers who pick up workers off of the street withhold income taxes and social security taxes? How many of them send any taxes into the government?
NEWS
June 12, 1987 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
U.S. immigration authorities discovered 173 illegal aliens inside a tractor-trailer rig that was stopped early Thursday on northbound Interstate 5 in northern San Diego County. The group represented the largest load of smuggled aliens ever apprehended inside a single vehicle in San Diego County, according to the U.S. Border Patrol here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1986 | TOWNSEND DAVIS, Times Staff Writer
Breaking ties with the U.S. Border Patrol, San Diego Police Chief Bill Kolender on Friday announced that his officers will no longer detain suspected illegal aliens to help federal immigration officials control the border. "Due to economic conditions in Mexico and Central America and the lack of an effective federal immigration policy, San Diego has been taking the brunt of a problem which we are unable to impact," Kolender said in a prepared statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1988 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury has indicted four Santa Ana residents who allegedly smuggled more than 100 illegal aliens a week since at least early February from Mexico to Orange County, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday. Rafael Avila Barajas, 39, and his wife, Arcelia Lopez de Avila, 42, allegedly ran the smuggling ring out of their home on West 10th Street and their restaurant, La Vaquita, on West 1st Street, according to a three-count indictment made public Tuesday by federal officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1991
Immigration agents arrested 31 suspected illegal aliens at a Sun Valley direct-mail firm Thursday, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service said. About two dozen agents served a search warrant at Mail-Pac Inc. in the 8400 block of Tujunga Avenue, the INS said. The company was targeted after agents received several tips that aliens were illegally employed there, said John Brechtel, INS assistant district director.
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