Not satire: LAPD swears in police officers who are DACA recipients and entered US illegally

EDITORS NOTE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that DACA was signed into law by Barack Obama in 2007. In fact, DACA was signed into law by Obama on June 15, 2012. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - If you set out to destroy a country, you couldn’t do any worse than what they’ve done in Los Angeles, where the first group of illegal aliens in the country are set to graduate from the Los Angeles Police Academy. 

You read that correctly–people who entered the country illegally will be on the streets of LA enforcing the law. No, this is not satire from the Babylon Bee. 

Worse yet, the group of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) LAPD recruits are not, by virtue of their undocumented status, permitted to carry their city-issued firearms when they are off-duty, NBC Los Angeles reports. 

Under federal law, DACA aliens are prohibited from possessing either guns or ammunition, but the LAPD has found a workaround for that little problem. They will simply consider off-duty hours part of the definition of “performance of their official duties or other law enforcement purpose,” which will allow these individuals to carry their issued firearms off-duty, a new police policy memo reads. 

“We’ve sought information from our federal and state and City attorney to understand what does the policy needs [sic] to discuss to articulate the basis of which a DACA individual, now a police officer, can lawfully carry and possess a firearm and ammunition,” Chief Michel Moore told the outlet, channeling his best Kamala Harris word salad. 

Officials said federal and California law allow DACA individuals who are not US residents or citizens to possess firearms as long as it is within the “course and scope” of their official duties. 

Had the policy not been changed, DACA-affiliated officers would have been required to leave their department-issued firearms at police stations when they left work for the day, thereby not being able to carry them off-duty for personal protection. 

‘When these current individuals who are DACA recipients graduate from the academy,” Moore said, “it would be appropriate for us to have a written policy that clearly defines what their authorities and responsibilities are, given their position as a police officer.” 

The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners was set to meet this week to discuss the specific rule changes required to allow DACA officers to carry their firearms when off-duty. Under California law, full-time police officers are considered to be “peace officers” at all times, even when they are off duty, whereby such time is considered part of a “law enforcement purpose.” 

In September 2022, the California state senate removed the requirement that California police officers must be U.S. citizens under Senate Bill 960. The only requirement is that officers be “legally authorized to work in the United States.” Perhaps there is hope for illegal members of Hamas and Hezbollah to become duly sworn police officers in California. The state (but not its police officers) deserves it. 

In April, Colorado, vying to be “California lite,” passed similar legislation that allows DACA recipients to become police officers and possess firearms in the course of their duty. 

DACA was signed into law by leftist President Barack Obama in 2012 and provides protection from deportation for some 600,000 people who were brought to the U.S. without legal status (illegally) before the age of 16 and who’ve lived in the country continuously since 2007. However, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says that DACA is “not itself a type of legal residency.” 

When California was considering the bill, Fox News contributor Leo Terrell slammed it, saying the state was attempting to devalue citizenship, as reported in Townhall:  

“California is trying to devalue citizenship. They’re trying to say, look, it doesn’t matter, basically. How can this person qualify in a background check? How can an illegal alien take an oath to uphold the law…when he broke the law? It’s ludicrous,” Terrell said. 

“This is an open-border state. They’re competing with New York City to basically say citizenship doesn’t matter, and it tells me one thing, that until this state removes itself from being a one-party deep blue state, we’re [going] to get these crazy…open policies regarding illegal immigration. They don’t want any distinction between citizenship and illegal aliens.” 

Remember this the next time you hear politicians bloviating about restricting the gun rights of lawful Americans. They're arming those who entered the US illegally. 

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Another example of Communist California being destroyed by Leftist politicians. This is an outrage! Surely there are enough bona fide citizens in the USA to staff the lae enforcement agencies. They are putting the criminals in chage of the prison. Do you think these "officers" will ever arrest any of their fellow criminal illegals?


The stupidity of leftist states is astonishing. You are arming people who are in violation of the law just being here, and who may be sleeper cells for diabolical foreign groups. Unbelievable. When you think the left went as low as they could, they go lower.


The stupidity of leftist states is astonishing. You are arming people who are in violation of the law just being here, and who may be sleeper cells for diabolical foreign groups. Unbelievable. When you think the left went as low as they could, they go lower.


How many of these criminal illegals are actually members of the drug cartels, sent here to undermine the USA? How many of them will favor other criminals, and take payoffs from the drug dealers?


Imagine you went into a coma on Jan. 21st, 2021 and then woke up today.


I must have.


I can't find the LAPD Otha of Office, but UC - Santa Cruz Oath is the following: "I, [employee name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter." In addition, all peace officer employees shall be required to affirm the following oath of office, specific to the University of California, administered by the Chief of Police or his/her designee: "I, [employee name] do solemnly swear [or affirm] that I am a citizen of the United Staes, that I will support the Constitution and laws of the United States, the Constitution and laws of the State of California, and the Rules and Regulations of the Regents of the University of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office or position to the best of my ability." How do you support and defend the Constitution of the United States while simultaneously violate Federal Law? What other laws are you willing to violate? Is this going to be a Brady Violation issue when the officer testify in court? Will the DA have to disclose that the officer is in the US illegally prior to going to court, not that the LA County DA actually prosecutes criminals.


Has everyone in America, lost their freaking minds ?


When Chief Michael Moore was questioned by the press about the present "legal immigration status" of the new "officers" who had not been charged nor prosecuted for their "illegal entry" into the United States the Chief simply stated, "I honestly do not know the present answer to that question. As yet the official representatives of the Mexican Cartel Union had not yet provided that information, but only said that the Cartel Union was negotiating with U.S. Immigration to arrive at a mutual understanding. But we do know that LAPD is also working with the Union to pay off any outstanding and legitimate debts that our new officers may still owe to the cartels which made their entry into the U.S. possible. We, LAPD, will be paying-off those debts once we have been notified that the new officer's family members had been released from cartel confinement, and the amount owed will be paid off in monthly allotments, with interest, from the new officer's monthly pay. Also, since LAPD attorneys have determined that these new officers should be classified as "Honorary White Males," the officers have agreed and signed contracts that will stipulate that the new officers will be employed with the LAPD as "indentured servants or redemptioners" until their debt to the LAPD has been satisfied. But, of course, in this situation the new officers will be receiving basic pay and benefits, and room and board, but without promotions, until the debt is cleared. It's a very complicated matter that we hope will find acceptance by all the involved parties, and I would like to publicly thank the Cartel Union for their very positive contributions to these negotiations (At this point spontaneous and thunderous applause erupts from the audience of reporters, LEO and city council members.). I hope there is not but are there any more questions." From the back of the room, we hear a voice yell, "Are you insane, on crack, or both?"


Mexican Cartel Union?? What? Negotiating with a gang of Mexican criminals? Positive contributions? Invading the USA, encouraging criminals, and massive drug dealing are contributions. CA voters must clean house and eliminate all those corrupt politicinas like Newsom and his ilk, who are making CA worse every year.


This is just WRONG! These people have violated FEDERAL laws and are to be rewarded for it?! As a retired LEO myself it pains me to see that anyone who have broken the law is allowed to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer themseves. I was back in the 70's a Reserve Police Officer who was also activly serving in the military. Still, when I was not on-duty I was NOT allowed to carry a firearm! State Law, even though I had to pretend I was armed twice when gang members sighted me while off duty an out with my wife. Had I not pretended I was armed I have no doubt that they were going to attack us simply because they saw me in Uniform. Also, I happened to be a Sgt. with the reserves! What are these illegals going to do when confronted by other illegals?


Another example of how the Leftist politicians are destroying California. This is an outrage! Allowing criminals to be cops? What next? Recruiting cops from prisons? Talk about putting the wolves in charge of the sheep! There are thousands of good American citizens who deserve these jobs, so there is no reason whatever for allowing criminals to join the police forces. CA voters have got to wake up and stop electing those Communist DemoSocialist politicians.


How many of these DACA recruits are actually felons? They are if they never registered for the draft, which is required even for illegal aliens. Here is an article I wrote about that some time back: “DACA, Dreamers, and the Draft.”


How many of these DACA recruits are actually felons? They are if they never registered for the draft, which is required even for illegal aliens. Here is an article I wrote about that some time back: “DACA, Dreamers, and the Draft.”

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