Costa Mesa's policy results in 360 deportations
Focus on immigration status of jail inmates began a year ago. Other area communities are following the city's lead.
By Jennifer Delson
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
December 27, 2007
In the year since Costa Mesa became the first Southern California city to have a federal immigration officer at its jail full time, 360 suspects who were in the country illegally have been deported.
Hayes said the problem is that some of these people will sneak back into the United States. Already, 12 have been rearrested, he added.
If 12 get rearrested within a year how many returned and weren't caught? 100? 200? Good thing they only come here to work hard and contribute.