Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Major Cities Chiefs Association Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Illegal immigration is a national issue and the federal government should first act to secure the national borders to prevent illegal entry into the United States. The federal government and its agencies should vigorously enforce existing immigration laws prohibiting employers from hiring illegal immigrants. Any initiative to involve local police agencies in the enforcement of immigration laws should be completely voluntary.”

“Recommendations For Enforcement of Immigration Laws By Local Police Agencies,” June 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Fifty-seven major law enforcement organizations in the United States and Canada comprise the membership of the Major Cities Chief’s Association. The Association was formed in the late 1960’s. The MCC meets three times each year for discussion of issues facing law enforcement. The fall meeting is held in conjunction with the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the winter meeting is held in a member city, and the summer meeting and training conference is held in Sun Valley, Idaho.”

“Major Cities Chiefs Association,” www.neiassociates.org (accessed June 20, 2007)

Mission:

“The Association was formed by a few chiefs of police who wished to have a forum to discuss organizational issues only relevant to large police organizations… Conduct training seminars for police executives, chiefs of major city police departments; prepare research reports of police topics as training aids for police executives and departments; and distribute reports free or at cost.”

“Major Cities Chiefs Association,” www.neiassociates.org (accessed June 20, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) Public Charity
Quoted in:
  1. Should State or Local Governments Help Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?