Orange County Register Immigration Report
REGISTER COMPREHENSIVE REPORT
Yesterday the Orange County Register began a three-part series on immigration, the result of a year-long effort by several reporters. Having read the first two installments, it looks like they've done a good job on the subject.
READ IT YOURSELF
I'm not going to attempt to paraphrase the articles, unlike another notorious blog operator here in town. Here are the links to the First Installment and the Second Installment. You can read them, review the charts and graphs provided and draw your own conclusions.
INSTALLMENT 2 CITES COSTA MESA
I will say, however, I think the authors captured the essence of the issue as it relates to Costa Mesa in the second installment. I've given my opinion on this subject many times over the past couple years. I'm convinced that our young jailer/mayor's initiative to cross-designate ever CMPD officer as an immigration screener two years ago was not to rid our city of "dangerous illegal alien felons", as he so frequently pronounced, but was designed as an attack on all immigrants of hispanic origin.
Each article is lengthy, but worth the read. I'll likely provide an opinion of the series tomorrow, following the publication of the final installment.