Should Local Law Enforcement Work with Immigration Authorities?

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In hopes of getting immigration reform, President Obama says he's getting tough on enforcement, but one program his administration calls "crucial" is getting resistance, not just from immigrants, but from states and localities around the country. We hear about "Secure Communities," and why the Governor of Illinois and the Sheriff of San Francisco are pulling out. Why does the Sheriff of Los Angeles County support it? Also, after presiding over four executions the former warden of San Quentin will now lead anti-capital punishment group Death Penalty Focus. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, can man control the mighty Mississippi?

Banner image: Los Angeles Airport police officers inspects traffic at a checkpoint at the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport May 2, 2011. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal