Undocumented immigrants with violent felony convictions would be excluded from the city of Los Angeles’ $2 million portion of a legal defense fund for people facing deportation under a plan advanced by a Los Angeles City Council committee this week.
The Budget and Finance Committee on Monday advanced a proposal that would leave out those with violent felony convictions, as well as immigrants who have committed crimes related to human trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence and pimping.
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The full 15-member City Council is expected to take up the issue on Friday.
The committee’s chair, Councilman Paul Krekorian, said one of the biggest issues is how criminal history should affect a person’s eligibility for the fund.
“There will undoubtedly be people who will be caught in
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