The Announcement That Wasn't

The following is a draft of a public-service announcement to inform the community of the new police policy:

Important announcement for undocumented immigrants living in Phoenix!

To improve relations with the Hispanic community and to help the police solve more crimes, including ones in which you are the victim, the Phoenix Police Department has changed its policy. Illegal immigrants will not be turned over to the INS. The police only arrest people accused of a crime other than not having documents. Therefore, if the police question you at the scene of a crime, or if you have information about a crime, do not be afraid to speak with them.

¡Aviso importante para inmigrantes indocumentados en Phoenix!

Para mejorar relaciones entre la comunidad hispana y la policía para resolver m#aacute;s crímenes, incluso crímenes en que Ud. sea víctima, el Departamento de Policía de la Ciudad de Phoenix ya no los detiene a los inmigrantes ilegales para entregarlos a la Inmigración (INS). La policía solo puede detener a las personas que hayan cometido algún otro crímen que estar en el país sin documentos. Entonces, si la policía le pregunta a Ud. en la escena de un crimen, o si Ud. tiene informes sobre un crimen, no tenga miedo de comunicarse con ellos.


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