"Sunshine" lawsuits have hindered police from asking about immigration status of people who have been arrested who can not show any proof of their citizenship.
“As far as we’re concerned, we accomplished what we wanted to do, which was to eliminate the POST Commission policy,” he said after the meeting. “We consider this to be a victory — that’s not to say that we don’t have problems with the Secure Communities Program.”
The rules went into effect Jan. 1 after legislators last year enacted a law requiring the commission to create guidelines to deal with immigration issues at county jails. The guidelines boiled down to two questions asked of every suspect booked: “Where were you born?” and “Are you a U.S. citizen?”