There is a good guide in the Orange County Register today written by Martin Wisckol.Ã‚Â Each of the 9 1st District Supervisor candidates (minus Lupe Moreno who dropped out of the race this week) answered a few questions.
My favorite question was Ã¢â‚¬Å“Do you support the sheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s use of deputies for immigration enforcement?Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Here are the candidatesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ responses:
Yes.Ã‚Â I am hopeful that the program will be expanded over the coming years.
No.Ã‚Â The money should be used in other programs that can help our residents.
Yes.Ã‚Â We also need to insist that the federal government defend our borders.
Yes.Ã‚Â Illegal immigration is, after all, illegal.Ã‚Â LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stop pretending itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not.
Yes.Ã‚Â Local police and sheriff deputies should have the responsibility to help federal agents.
Yes.Ã‚Â Not only do I support it but I believe the sheriff should have designated more deputies to it.
No.Ã‚Â Immigrants came here looking for a better life.Ã‚Â They are not criminals.
Only for inmates booked for felonies.Ã‚Â The authority shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be extended to misdemeanors.
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s plenty of crime needing attention.Ã‚Â We need to be sure we have funding to address that first.
To read the rest of the questions and the candidatesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ responses, visit the Orange County Register website.