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Clampdown on Foreign Criminals


Last updated 10/5/2015 at 9:50am

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, announced Thursday October. 1 that his department will renew efforts to coordinate with federal immigration officials, after being approached by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement to prevent the unchecked release of foreign nationals with criminal backgrounds from county jails.

Correctional officials will notify ICE agents when a foreigner is set to be released from one of the county’s five detention facilities. In the aim of preventing freeing individuals with “significant criminal” offenses on their rap sheet.

Although at this time, there is no mention of an implementation date, the announcement follows several random homicides involving Mexican nationals in Southern and Northern California.

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